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Now that I know that trees trap Nitrogen Dioxide at ground level I'm more than ever keen to have the view-obscuring conifers around Hornsey Library removed. Not only we would get the view back, the air might change in quality and the space around the fountain would be opened up.
I was in Warsaw recently, and while I understand that the other man's open spaces are always greener I rather like this idea. Clearly a tree or two had been cut down, I could see the trunks lying across each other. And to them had been added small artworks in the form of pieces of soft white metal, perforated to produce outline pictures. I can imagine local school children sitting in the sunshine (this particular square had no overbearing conifers) with a hammer and a nail punch, perforsting away to their heart's content as part of some practical art/environment indoctrination. Charming.