London gets greener with 40,000 more trees

View of London landmarks with trees

London already has around 8 million trees but certainly won't say no to another 40,000. As it happens, that number of trees is about to be planted in parks, estates and community spaces across 21 London boroughs in coming months.

The £1.5 million needed for the scheme comes from City Hall and is all part of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's plan to turn the capital into a National Park City by increasing its tree canopy by ten per cent by 2050.

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Soon you'll be able to see a new woodland in Hillingdon, the transformation of a former landfill site in Havering (now known as the Berwick Glades Extension), a new community orchard in Lambeth and more.

Lots more, in fact: on December 1st and 2nd Londoners will be encouraged to get involved in a mass tree-planting weekend, with free tree packs available to help green up homes, schools and public areas. Watch this (green) space as details are announced.

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