Wellbeing benefits of nature in urban areas should be available to those who need them most

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Wellbeing benefits of nature in urban areas should be available to those who need them most

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Museum of walking

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Dead and Dying Trees in Lewisham’s Parks and Open Spaces

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These photos show just some of the many trees at Mountsfield Park and other Lewisham parks that are dead or dying due to strimmer and mower damage by Lewisham Council and their parks and open spaces contractors. The Lewisham Council parks managers instruct their landscape contractors to keep grass short right up to the base of each tree for a tidy appearance and because it is currently part of the Lewisham Glendale contract specification. Unfortunately the Lewisham parks and open spaces contractor does not have sufficient capacity or resources to achieve a short grass sward next to trees without harming them. The strimmer and mower damage can cause a tree to die quickly or slowly. External funding is sought by volunteers for replacement tree planting eg London Tree and Woodland Awards. The future of newly planted trees in Lewisham’s Parks and open spaces is uncertain if Lewisham Council…

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Sacred trees

https://uk.lush.com/article/spiritual-connection-nature

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Communities to have a greater say in protecting trees

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Communities to have a greater say in protecting trees, Government consultation for better protection of UK trees. Deadline 28 Feb 2019
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/forestry/protecting-trees-and-woodlands/

Communities objecting to tree felling Sheffield residents objecting to street tree felling

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