Tuesday, 29 July 2008
We all remember what the view over the River Lea used to look like before we started planting trees over there.
The Hackney Wick Dog Stadium was still there, Arena Fields was still a fantastic place for a picnic & kick-a-round - but it did look a bit bare.
That's when a whole heap of Leabankers started planting lush green trees just over the river in order to make our little corner of Hackney Wick feel like the oasis it did.
And didn't it look great?!?
Even when the Olympic Wall went up - our trees still made the area feel green.
Today the tree cutters moved in!
All that hard work, all those years of trees getting watered by us carrying buckets to & from the canal, all those mature trees - getting felled within minutes!!
We all know just how long it took our trees to grow & make our stretch of the river look beautiful & green.
Do you think that the Olympic people are going to replace these trees?