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400 trees to be planted to address damage caused by stormy winter weather

PUBLISHED: 18:46 17 March 2014 | UPDATED: 18:46 17 March 2014

Unprecedented stormy weather during the winter has forced Bromley Council to plan a comprehensive tree re-planting scheme.

The £100,000 project will see around 400 additional trees being planted.

This is in addition to the 250 trees replanted last year.

Cllr Colin Smith, executive councillor for environment, said: “The loss and damage to our tree stock has been extensive and rectifying those losses now is absolutely essential if future generations are going to be allowed to enjoy the same pleasure of living locally as previous ones have.”

The planting scheme will ensure that the council continues to maintain around 36,000 street trees and around 20,000 trees in parks as well as tracts of woodland.

By Christmas Eve, the council’s tree care contractor had attended about 200 tree incidents.

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