Rupert Baker advised me to look up this forum towards the end of last year
when I asked his advice about research into planting trees/air quality.
Thanks to him and you, I have been able to use your collective wisdom - past
and present - to help me deal with a local council environment officer who
thought that, 'planting trees could be 'novel' approach to improving air
quality'. Argued at length with a planning officer who stated that 'trees is
trees and planning is planning' presumably because she felt that neither the
twain should meet! I have also been able to effect a positive identification
of several fungi which has helped with a restoration project in a 5 acre
garden and you have also got me thinking real hard about which trees/shrubs I
should be responsibly advising a client to plant in a town centre
development. In particular, the client has asked me to come up with ideas for
a single tree to be planted in a large open courtyard - visible to both
passersby and the residents of the flats which face into it.
So, this is a thank you for this forum from a design and landscape bod wot
does know 'er trees and a veiled request for any 'single' tree ideas for the
above town project - I have read most of what you lot have to say on the
subject of urban tree planting and am close to a state of thought paralysis
trying to weigh up the pros and cons of individual species!
Any thoughts would be most welcome
Cheers, Bernadette Noble
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