Two million more trees in London by 2025

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3358
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Excluding trees planted under your street tree programme, how many new trees have been planted towards your strategic goal of an additional two million trees in London by 2025?

Answer

Answer for Two million more trees in London by 2025

Answer for Two million more trees in London by 2025

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor Tree planting across London is undertaken by a very wide range of partners and stakeholders. Therefore it is not possible to collect definitive data on the numbers of trees planted. However, based on an analysis by Trees for Cities (between 2003 and 2007) of trees planted by boroughs and other key partners, it has been estimated that 75,000 -120,000 trees are planted across London every year. This rate of planting, augmented by initiatives such as my Street Tree programme and the Government's Big Tree Plant, will deliver the additional 2 million trees by 2025.