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Friends of the Happy Man Tree (FHMT) are a community of people dedicated to highlighting the plight of this venerable London plane tree and are campaigning to save it from destruction. 


We are not any official or structured organisation as yet. We are brought together into a community which is focused around the tree and its plight. We began to protest in May 2020 when it became clear that planning approval would be given to Berkeley Homes by Hackney Council to fell the tree to make way for Phase 3 of the redevelopment of the Woodberry Down estate.

In the interests of transparency it might be helpful to state that we are not being funded by any external organisations. We have generated funds for a legal challenge via the Crowdjustice site and have generated other funds to cover expenses by one-off donations from supporters.

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