Tree cover

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0087
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How are you monitoring progress on your ambition to increase tree cover across London by five per cent by 2025?

Answer

Answer for Tree cover

Answer for Tree cover

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We have a twofold approach to monitoring increases in tree cover:

1. Annually collating data on trees planted through projects funded by the GLA, or delivered by the Re:LEAF partners. Since launching RE:LEAF in January 2011 the partnership and TfL have planted over 100,000 trees.

2. Over a longer timescale (5 to 10 years) we will compare aerial imagery of tree cover across London in order to estimate changes in canopy cover over time.