guerilla gardening

A comment sent in by a reader:

“An 86 year old Sidmouth resident suggests traffic calming on the High street by planting several trees across the road under cover of darkness. Perhaps not realistic but it is a stimulating idea!”

Yes indeed!

Looking at ‘guerilla gardening’, it’s normally about finding an unloved place for plants:

Unearth the facts about the growing trend of freestyle cultivation of overlooked, unloved plots of public land.

Get into guerrilla gardening | saga.co.uk

guerrillagardening.org

But it can also be about finding a spot for a tree.

Whether it’s an apple tree:

Guerrilla Gardening With Fruit Trees | permies.com

Or a rowan or two in and around Bristol:

Guerilla Tree Planting – Seeds or Saplings? | reddit.com

Finally, two stories:

One from the summer of “Seed bombs, the “tree lady of Brooklyn,” and the roots of urban gardening.”

How radical gardeners took back New York City | vox.com

Another from LA: