Carshalton and Wallington MP joins Sutton Council's adopt a tree scheme

This Is Local London: Tom Brake MP has signed up to adopt a Sutton tree Tom Brake MP has signed up to adopt a Sutton tree

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has given his support to a Sutton Council green initiative by adopting a tree.

Mr Brake signed up to the authority's tree fostering scheme and is now responsible for a newly planted hornbeam.

The scheme sees residents buy a tree and pay for its planting, as well as being personally in charge of the tree's upkeep.

By doing so, residents are saving the council an estimated £135 per tree.

Mr Brake said: “While not everybody can actively participate in tree planting, the scheme gives everyone who cares about our landscape and environment a chance to get involved.

“I would encourage everyone to be a positive force on our borough and help leave a green legacy by adopting a tree.”

Each tree costs around £60 to buy and a further £25 to £30 to plant.

Residents are responsible for watering their tree in the dry months and can loosen tree ties and trim broken twigs.

Duties also include keeping an eye on the tree’s health and informing Sutton Council if the tree needs attention.

For more information call Maggie White on 0208 770 5070 or email Maggie.Wright@sutton.gov.uk.

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10:41am Sun 23 Feb 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

So what exactly do we pay our council tax for?

What a con.
So what exactly do we pay our council tax for? What a con. Mr Flange of Wallington
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12:57pm Sun 23 Feb 14

clivethe125 says...

Just another picture opportunity .
Just another picture opportunity . clivethe125
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4:40pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Mr Flange of Wallington wrote:
So what exactly do we pay our council tax for?

What a con.
I think it's called keeping a dog and barking yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Flange of Wallington[/bold] wrote: So what exactly do we pay our council tax for? What a con.[/p][/quote]I think it's called keeping a dog and barking yourself. Michael Pantlin
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10:21am Mon 24 Feb 14

Dragon1 says...

Sutton Council need to take responsibility for the tree's that they already have in the borough!! We have tree's growing through our fence, over hanging so badly the branches reach over our garden and into the garden next door and they are so tall it blocks the light when the sun moves around to the back garden. The garden is constantly covered in bird mess throughout the year and leaves in the autumn/winter months. Whilst we are able to reach the lower branches we are not able to reach up to trim the higher one's and after numerous emails etc to the council and to Mr Brake re the tree's the council will do nothing to trim, thin or crown the tree's. The answer we had was " As the tree's are healthy we have a policy of not cutting back" my neighbours have also complained, they have lived there nearly 30 years and in that time the council have not touched the tree's.
Sutton Council need to take responsibility for the tree's that they already have in the borough!! We have tree's growing through our fence, over hanging so badly the branches reach over our garden and into the garden next door and they are so tall it blocks the light when the sun moves around to the back garden. The garden is constantly covered in bird mess throughout the year and leaves in the autumn/winter months. Whilst we are able to reach the lower branches we are not able to reach up to trim the higher one's and after numerous emails etc to the council and to Mr Brake re the tree's the council will do nothing to trim, thin or crown the tree's. The answer we had was " As the tree's are healthy we have a policy of not cutting back" my neighbours have also complained, they have lived there nearly 30 years and in that time the council have not touched the tree's. Dragon1
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