We’re sorry to say that the battle to save Chestnut Avenue has finally been lost.
Wandsworth Council started cutting down Chestnut Avenue on Tuesday 26th September. All the mature trees have now been cut down, and replaced by young lime trees. The new avenue should grow to maturity in 40-50 years’ time.
Over 6,500 people signed our petition to save the trees on the avenue, we’ve spoken to many people out on the commons and on social media, and there has been overwhelming local opposition to the chop.
We will continue our efforts to protect the commons.
If you’d like to join us, you can find us here:
Thank you all for your support.
The Friends of Tooting Common