Record 20,000 street trees planted across London

by | Mar 8, 2015 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

A total of 20,000 trees have been planted across London – with more than 1,000 in Ealing – as part of the Mayor’s Street Tree scheme.

Wednesday (March 4) marked the planting of the record number of trees, 20,000 across the capital along on pavements.

The initiative, in partnership with the Forestry Commission and Groundwork London, is part of the Mayor’s commitment to maintain the city’s status as one of the greenest and leafiest.

The aim is to brighten up congested high roads, keep the air clean, London cooler, and enhance the environment.

Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor’s Senior Advisor on Environment and Energy, said: “This is a fantastic scheme that has improved the aesthetic of busy streets across the capital. The 20,000 tree symbolises the amazing work carried out by local businesses, boroughs and individuals passionate about improving their area.”

Craig Harrison, London Manager for the Forestry Commission, added: “The Mayor’s Street Trees will improve London’s landscape now and for generations to come – not only making streets more attractive but providing other benefits such as shade and air quality improvement.”

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