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Tree planting

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

What plans are in place to speed up tree planting within the remainder of your mayoral term?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Since May 2016, I have funded the planting of 175,000 trees, more than the previous Mayor planted over two terms. My funding has supported tree planting in every London borough.

This month I announced plans to plant 95,000 more trees this winter. 40,000 of these trees will be planted through 33 projects supported by my Greener City Fund.

As part of my #PlantATree campaign, I am also giving away 30,000 trees for Londoners to plant at home, and a further 25,000 to community groups. These trees will be delivered in time for National Tree Week (23 November - 1 December), when we will also be supporting mass planting events and encouraging the community to plant trees together. Details can be found at www.london.gov.uk/trees.

More tree planting projects are being planned for the remainder of this mayoral term.  This will include announcing plans for new woodlands to be created in the Green Belt. and the planting of thousands of new street trees.