Two lots of these trees have now turned up on my local Freecycle.
I can tell you im in London area and I do not have
There's lots of tree comedy in London if you look out for it. A bunch of cypresses were planted at the Tolworth roundabout. Cypresses aren't suited to this climate, let alone a very exposed roundabout area. Have there been any repercussions to the designer/consultant who put them in? Needless deaths to trees that died miserably, let alone the financial repercussions. https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/11260074.Less_than_green__Tolworth_Greenway_cypress_trees_on_their_last_legs/
Lol. It's not just NIMBYism, they've built it on a protected wildlife area, where they've been promising the local populace a super park ("super" as in very large, not simply superlative) for decades. To add to the comedy, to on the approach to the incinerator, you pass little obelisks boasting that it's the "Beddington Village Conservation Area". And on the Hackbridge side, there is a new development of hundreds of houses and flats, originally touted to various organisations for green initiatives and shops, all rejected, and it's ended up with the flats and houses tied to buying their electricity from the incinerator (wait for it) at a higher price. And to top it all, they've cut down a ton of trees (severely disrupting the local sparrow population) to prep for the pipeline from the incinerator to the new housing development. Then they discovered it they needed to go another way, so cut down a different swathe of trees (more repercussions for bird nesting - read the link).
Damn that progress, lets build it up north, instead.