Stanmore residents have demanded answers from Harrow Council after bushes on their street were hacked down.
The green was planted around 60 years ago on Ashdale Grove by residents and had remained unchanged ever since. According to one resident, “everyone is completely and utterly dumbfounded by this”.
An anonymous member of The Stanmore Group posted images of Ashdale Grove before and after the work was carried out, stating: “I cannot believe what Harrow Council has done to our lovely road.
“What once was a lovely feature of our quiet cul-de-sac has been completely ruined by overzealous council workers who obviously couldn’t tell the difference between a dead tree and a flourishing one.
“A natural habitat for birds and other wildlife has been destroyed and the aesthetics of our road drastically changed.”
Another Stanmore local said: “So much for the environment. It’s like they do it so they can avoid actually looking after the borough. Just make it all barren.”
A spokesperson for Harrow Council said: “This island was scheduled for maintenance and general tidying up. However, the standards of the work fell below the service levels required. Although the foliage will recover by the summer, we apologise for the poor standards of work and will ensure it is not repeated anywhere else.”