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Trees & Greenery on Overbury Road

Several warehouse tenants across HWD have created space to grow plants and vegetables outside of their units. Some of the spaces, particularly along Overbury Road, have started to infringe the public pathway by encroaching on the pavement. This proposed idea is a way to occupy the streets with agreement and permission from Haringey Council via a formal planning application.

  • Overbury Road could accommodate new Eurobins alongside parklets
  • Planting is adhoc – some better maintained than others
  • Currently no formal permission with Haringey council to use public pavement for planting

Proposed Idea

Creating a series of parklets along Overbury Road to accommodate trees, plants, seating and Eurobin banks. Additional space created lets tenants utilise more of the outdoor space on Overbury Road

Tree planting and greenery will help change the local biodiversity of the area. The following criteria for planting has been proposed:

  1. Robust specifies that can tolerate pollution
  2. Plants that attract wildlife will be prioritised
  3. Colourful and fragrant planting, mixes of evergreens and perennials that will not be high maintenance
  4. Species that can provide some shade in summer months
Viburnum opulus

A deciduous shrub. Leaves are palmate and prominently veined. Flat clusters of white flowers appear in spring and summer, followed by bright red berries in autumn. Great for wildlife.

Amelanchier lamarckii_multistem

An upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with spreading branches bearing oblong to elliptic, dark green leaves, bronze when young and turning orange and red in autumn. Pendent racemes of white flowers in mid-spring are followed by purple-black fruit. Great for wildlife.

Arbutus unedo

A slow-growing bush is evergreen with rough bark and dark green leathery leaves. Rosy-pink pitcher-shaped flowers appear in autumn in panicles as the red, strawberry-like fruits.

Pittosporum tobira

A tender, compact, evergreen shrub with attractive green foliage and fragrant, creamy white flowers. Delicate fragrance.

Salvia officinalis

A compact, bushy, evergreen subshrub with oblong, aromatic, grey-green leaves and terminal racemes of pale purple flowers in summer. Lovely fragrance and colour.

Bulbs for all seasons

Bulbs offer great opportunities for colour and structure throughout the year. They can also be given to residents to plant, as their planting instructions are easy to follow.

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