We need trees. We need more of them and we need the trees we have to thrive.

We’ve planted thousands of trees in the past few years and have an ambitious plan to boost canopy cover even further. 

We protect the tens of thousands of trees that we have already and nurture them to keep them healthy.

That’s because we know trees possess amazing qualities and play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of our residents.

They are key to our vision of building a fairer, greener borough. 

The power of trees and why they matter

  • Trees help filter pollution from the atmosphere making the air cleaner for us all  
  • Cool down our streets and provide shade on hot days
  • Remove harmful carbon dioxide from the air and store it for years to come
  • Line our streets with colour when in bloom
  • Nurture and protect biodiversity by providing homes and shelter for local wildlife
  • Slow down heavy rainfall, reducing local flooding during heavy downpours
  • Reduce crime by signifying the neighbourhood is well cared for and watched over  

Find out more about the power and benefits of trees

What we are doing     

See the map which pinpoints the trees we’ve planted this year (external link).   


Page last updated:

May 11, 2023

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