A tree-planting ceremony arranged by the Civic Trust at Drumchapel shopping centre in 1962. The spectators display varying degrees of enthusiasm.
Environmental improvements such as tree-planting are regarded as one way of ameliorating the dispiriting effects of excess concrete in public places. Founded in 1957, the Civic Trust promotes progressive improvements in the quality of urban life for communities throughout the United Kingdom. It is Britain's leading charity devoted to enhancing the quality of life in Britain's cities, towns and villages: the places where people live, work, shop and relax.
Reference: Pre-war and war time housing, A/44/F/65
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
ceremonies, charities, Civic Trust, environmental improvements, quality of life, shopping centres, shops, trees