Save Letchworth's Trees
We are three Letchworth residents running a campaign to save four trees in Leys Square, Letchworth Garden City, in the heart of the town, a designated Conservation Area. There are two mature Sugar Maples with beautiful cut leaves and wonderful Autumn colours which are about 90 years old, and which were part of the original street pattern. They are landmark trees with historic and commemorative significance to the town. The other two trees are Gleditsias planted about fifteen or twenty years ago which have great decorative value, especially with their bright lime-green foliage in Spring. All four help to soften the rather bare brickwork of the buildings behind, while their leafy canopies offer dappled shade and gentle breeze in sunny weather. A flock of waxwings settled there two years ago, and the trees provide all year-round habitats for a variety of birds and insects. Sign our petition and help us save these beautiful trees.