New York Tree Planting Programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3362
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Mayor of New York through his MillionTreesNYC programme is planting trees at a rate of around 100,000 each year over a ten year period. Since it was launched in 2007, New York has planted over 750,00 trees. Given the impending loss of London's trees from Ash Die back and from other new tree diseases that threaten to actually reduce London's overall tree canopy cover, will you urgently look at the New York programme and funding model with a view of developing a similar scheme in London?

Answer

Answer for New York Tree Planting Programme

Answer for New York Tree Planting Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor The New York programme and funding framework is predicated on a very different model of city governance. New York City is planting 70 per cent of the proposed I million trees on land owned and managed directly by the city authority. My RE:LEAF initiative aims to encourage, stimulate and support partnership working by boroughs, NGOs, and Londoners to plant more trees, and increase the amount of planting delivered by regeneration and new development.