Applications open for council schemes to reduce pesticide use on streets

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Residents are invited to help improve habitats and food sources for pollinators by taking part in Redbridge Council’s tree pit adoption and Pollinator Pathways schemes.

“When tree pits are adopted, the individual pits go onto the no-chemical spray list. In the case of Pollinator Pathway streets, the whole street goes onto the no-spray list,” said a spokesperson. Last year, over 560 tree pits were adopted in the borough, boosting biodiversity by growing wild flowers around the trees. Applications close on 31 December.


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