Streatham High Road

Location: Lambeth, London

As part of a strategy to improve the gateways into London, tree planting was required at points along the main roads into the capital.

The landscape architect, recognising the difficult nature of these locations, turned to GreenBlue Urban to produce detailed drawings and specifications to assist the trees in some of the most demanding locations in aboricultural terms.

Where possible, tree planting locations were linked below ground to allow trees to share rooting volumes supplied by the structural root cells.

The impact of these successful trees can be gauged from the photograph. Previous tree planting in the area had largely failed, or blighted rather than benefited the streetscape so it was doubly important to get this right.