This billboard just went up in front of the New England railway bridge. And in front of the two elms we had planted, as part of our community trees project, to make the spot a less ugly and gloomy place. They are Golden Elms, specially chosen for their glorious bright leaves.
You can barely see the one on the right now. The hoarding has blocked out nearly all its light and space to grow. If the hoarding stays, this young elm will probably die. Its companion will doubtless suffer too.
This is a staggeringly crass and insensitive installation. We’ll do our best to get rid of it. Keep watching this space.