Between Chiswick roundabout and Hammersmith Flyover lie over 4km of under-used verges (2.1km each side).
These verges will be planted with mingled planting, depending on the needs and possibilities of each stretch.
In conjunction with TfL we have identified nearly 100 missing trees to increase the canopy. Varieties to be planted include field maple, wild cherry and other trees that offer pollution mitigation, biodiversity benefits and resistance to site and weather.
Example planting schemes.
Attractive and robust evergreen and deciduous hedging, able to deflect particulate pollution and offer biodiversity and aesthetic benefits.
Wildflower and perennials
Low maintenance naturalistic swathes of planting for visual attraction and biodiversity benefits.
Spring bulb planting. Massed stretches of bulbs offering a visual feast and early nectar sources for bees.
Narcissus Pseudonarcissus, Oxeye, Allium Christophii, Poppy and Japanese Anemone.
Massed stretches of bulbs offering a visual feast and early nectar sources for bees.