Save the Cavendish Tree!
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This healthy, beautiful, mature and well-loved tree on Cavendish Road, Haringey, is being threatened with removal.
Evidence shows large trees improve climate, filter toxic atmospheric pollutants, contribute to biodiversity, and support ecology, health and wellbeing. They help us reconnect with nature and are an important part of our area’s identity.
This particular tree has peacefully coexisted with the surrounding properties for many years. We have been advised by the local branch of Friends of the Earth that it is unlikely to start causing damage now. The tree is already subject to a regular pruning plan to prevent it outgrowing its location. Removal of the tree could in fact cause significant subsidence due to its extensive root network drying up (a process known as “heave”).
Less mature trees, such as the council might offer to plant as a replacement, are welcome, but cannot provide the magnitude of valuable ecosystem services that mature trees do.
We therefore ask Haringey Council to reconsider its decision, and focus on finding a solution that will preserve the Cavendish Tree.
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