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All of our Grow Back Together Trees for GBT Round 1 have now been planted! Stay tuned for more rounds coming your way soon...

Grow Back Together aims to breathe life back into the vacant tree pits of Lewisham — in locations where they are needed most.

Our project focuses on areas identified at high climate risk — those with lowest air quality, highest flood risk and lowest number of trees (canopy cover).

Grow Back Together is a street tree planting project run by Street Trees for Living, Greentalk and Lewisham Council and supported by the Mayor of London.

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February 2024
Mimosa is our Tree of the Month

One of the surest signs that winter is in its last gasp is the appearance of Mimosa blossom.

Admittedly, it's not a common sight, there are only 46 in the TreeTalk database, but when you see one in flower during February, it is guaranteed to stand out. Mimosas, or Silver Wattle trees, are a species of Acacia from Australia and consequently appear very exotic looking for London. Their evergreen composite leaves are comprised of hundreds of tiny leaflets. But it is the dazzling daffodil yellow blossom that will turn your head. Not only does it look amazing, it's deliciously fragrant too.

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Target of 100 trees
To be planted by the end of 2023 through Grow Back Together
More than 2,000 trees
Already planted by Street Trees for Living in Lewisham
Over 100 locations
Available for residents to apply to become 'Tree Guardians'
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