I would like people to contact their County Councillor and suggest that road side verges, including those in residential areas are only cut once a year in late July. I would also like them to ask about planting trees in roadside verges.
Why is this important?
Plants planted in verges provide a motorway for insects and bees. Secondly they trap particles of pollution in their leaf surfaces, and absorb gases through their pores on the leaves. This pollution especially from car exhaust gases is toxic and especially harmful to children and elderly people.