SOUTHSEA GREEN: Fight to save our trees

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SOUTHSEA GREEN: Winter life at the community garden

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That was how it was at a beauty spot beyond St James’ Hospital a year ago when a horse chestnut older than my great great granny was chopped up in front of everyone who fought to save it.

A mature horse chestnut can consume up to 50 gallons of water each day. If we look at the capacity of the four trees that were destroyed, that’s about 73,000 gallons absorbed a year.

This is topical because the people of #keepmiltongreen are guarding them and objecting to every planning application for felling trees unnecessarily.

There was another felling this week and the rain comes down and the flood comes up... do you see a pattern forming?

So, next Friday at 6pm city dwellers aged three to 93 who produced art for an exhibition on the walls at 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, will be reminding everyone to #keeppompeygreen.

Use the Twitter hashtag and help keep our green spaces green in Portsmouth, so green beats concrete and keeps us all breathing. cleaner air.