Plane tree pruning on Ardbeg Road 19th March 2020

A small team of volunteers from Herne Hill Tree Watch, a local group working to help street trees flourish in the neighbourhood, will be coming to Ardbeg Road SE24 on the morning of Thursday March 19th to prune back unwanted growths on the London plane trees. 

Most of the planes on the street have long, thick suckers coming up from the roots and epicormic shoots near the base of the trunk (a tangle of branches coming out from large burrs).

These can interfere with pedestrians and with drivers trying to park their cars and can also affect the health of the tree.

We liaise closely with Southwark Council tree officers and they're fully informed of the proposed job. A council representative will be visiting us on the site to arrange collection of the pruned wood.

We will also have a horticulturalist trained in arboriculture with us to coach us in the work and make sure we follow professional guidance.

We will be meeting up on Ardbeg Road at 9 a.m. and hope to finish the work before 2 p.m. All the pruning will be done by hand.

TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING, PLEASE DO NOT COME ALONG TO HELP US WITH THE WORK.

If you have any concerns or questions, or want to find out more about Herne Hill Tree Watch, please email us on hhtreewatch@gmail.com. Alternatively you can telephone either Paul Millington on 07939 052 383 or Jeff Segal on 07990 566 056.

Paul Millington 44 Red Post Hill

Jeff Segal 12 Warmington Road

Herne Hill Tree Watch