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Small yew trees around Glass Mill Leisure Centre are dead and need replacement this planting season

Reported via iOS in the Tree category by Robert Sheppard at 18:22, Wed 5 October 2016

Sent to Lewisham Borough Council 3 minutes later

There are a series of small beds around the curved side of the Leisure Centre. They are planted mainly with small yew trees but these have never thrived because they have not been planted properly or maintained. Now about three quarters of them (maybe 7 out of ten) are dead. I suspect there is confusion about responsibility - is it Glass Mill (Fusion)'s responsibility or that of Glendale who manage Cornmill Gardens on the Council's behalf? Either way the trees need replacement this planting season (before the end of November) and some t.l.c. next Spring and Summer. Please can this be addressed? If the Council's Arbo team don't think such trees will ever thrive in these beds then some suitable alternative species will need to be identified. I'd welcome an acknowledgement of this report - by email to Thank you.

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  • Lewisham Grounds contractor Glendale will be arranging for the dead to be removed. and these will be replaced in the Winter

    Posted by Lewisham Cleansing Admin at 11:51, Thu 6 October 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:24, Wed 2 November 2016

  • I have been assured this will be dealt with during this winter's planting season.

    Posted by Robert Sheppard at 19:24, Wed 2 November 2016

  • These plants have been replaced so many times in 2 years alone.

    They are suppose to act as a wind breaker for the glass mill leisure centre door.

    Posted anonymously at 09:00, Fri 18 November 2016

  • Job closed

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 16:48, Thu 17 August 2017

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