Your Labour city council has developed a large scale tree canopy project –16,000 trees will be planted in Cambridge! This will further enhance our city’s environment and contribute to absorption of carbon dioxide. Over 800 new trees are being planted this winter on streets, housing areas and parks across the city.
In Petersfield, our densely populated part of Cambridge with our many narrow terraced streets and limited public open space, sites for new trees are difficult to find. Nonetheless, new plantings are being carried out on East Road, Hooper Street, Staffordshire Street, Mackenzie Road and St Matthews’s Street.
Trees can be planted on roads themselves, though specially constructed pits need to be dug to ensure they thrive. This is an expensive process but your Petersfield Labour councillors managed to get an allocation for the three on Glisson Road (pictured).
We welcome ideas for new locations for new trees, especially if they do not mean a loss of parking for local residents. With so many people working at home at present the pressure on parking spaces is intense in many streets.
Plus, we are also getting 43 new trees on the Mill Road Depot/Ironworks site. These, along with the site’s valuable addition to the public open space in the ward, are another example of your Labour council’s focus on the environment and nature in Cambridge.