Street Trees

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1150
Question By: 
James Cleverly
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What are the environmental benefits of the 20,000 street trees that have been planted since you became Mayor?

Answer

Answer for Street Trees

Answer for Street Trees

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The planting of 20,000 street trees will help to ensure that London retains and enhances its identity as one of the greenest and leafiest world cities.

The trees provide a range of environmental benefits including pollution abatement, reducing stormwater run-off, carbon storageĀ and providing shade.

Increasing the number of street trees also contributes to improving London's landscape now and for generations to come, making streets more attractive and helping provide a better quality of life for Londoners.