Two million more trees in London by 2025

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4679
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your answer to question 2013/4093 referred me back to 2013/3358 in which you were unable to supply me with the number of trees planted towards your goal of two million more trees in London by 2025. Instead you provided me with an estimate that was based on analysis by Trees for Cities during your predecessor's term of office.  Given that this is a vital strategic goal in helping London to prepare for more frequent extreme weather, up to date information is essential. Excluding your street tree programme, will you in collaboration with key stakeholders, agree to undertake an assessment of the actual numbers of trees planted since the beginning of your term of office, breaking this down by (a) date of planting (b) the estimated number and location, indicating whether there were planted on open green space or on streets/the urban built environment?

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

As previously stated it is not feasible to collect definitive data on all trees planted because of the very many Borough, organisations, community groups and individuals planting trees across London.

My target is to increase canopy cover by 5% by 2025 I have set out how we will be measuring progress towards this target in my responses to MQ3357 / 2013 and 4092 / 2013.