RE:LEAF London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0720
Question By: 
James Cleverly
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following the successful launch of this project in January, what plans are there to introduce this across London? Which areas are expected to benefit and when, and how many new trees is each area expected to receive?

Answer

Answer for RE:LEAF London

Answer for RE:LEAF London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

RE:LEAF is a pan London initiative - developed with a range of civil society partners - which aims to increase tree canopy cover in the capital by 5 per cent by 2025. The launch involved the planting of 20,000 trees in the boroughs of Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Croydon, Hammersmith & Fulham, Sutton, Newham and Brent involving community groups, local businesses and residents.

We expect every borough to benefit from RE:LEAF. We have identified a series of projects, events and activities that will provide opportunities for individuals, community groups, businesses, civil society groups and local authorities to do their bit. These will be set out in a RE:LEAF prospectus which will be published at the end of March.