Boris Johnson urged to replant felled St Jude storm trees in Merton and Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: The storm saw 74 trees toppled in Wandsworth The storm saw 74 trees toppled in Wandsworth

Merton lost a total of 86 public trees during last month's storm, according to new figures, while Wandsworth lost 74, according to new figures.

Richard Tracey, London Assembly member for Merton and Wandsworth Wandsworth, has urged the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to prioritise the replacement through existing tree programmes.

A month on since the so-called St Jude storm, London has lost at least 2,088 public trees.

Mr Tracey said: "Now that the clean-up from the recent storm is underway, one of our priorities should be to help replant the hundreds of lost public trees, especially street trees in the hardest hit areas.

"Some boroughs have lost a substantial amount of trees with many more damaged.

"I urge the Mayor to do everything he can to support this by working in partnership with volunteer groups, boroughs and other organisations through his successful tree programmes."

While a number of boroughs were hit hard by October's storm, Wandsworth was relatively undamaged, although transport services were badly affected.

The figures were gleaned from local authorities, TfL or the London Tree Officers Association.

 

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