Tree planting

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Shaun Bailey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many trees have been planted by the GLA, TfL and its partners since you became Mayor?


Answer for Tree planting

Answer for Tree planting

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since May 2016 I have funded the planting of 41,391 trees in streets, parks and woodlands across London. I achieved this by making available £750,000 for tree planting during the 2016/17 planting season despite the 2016/17 budget I inherited from the former Mayor not including any funds for tree-planting.

In addition to the trees planted directly through the Greater London Authority's grant programmes, a further 45,954 trees have been planted since May 2016 including:

       1173 trees planted by TfL (this does not include trees funded through the borough LIP programme for which 2016-17 monitoring figures will be available later this year).

       517 trees planted through the GLA's Housing and Regeneration schemes. 

       44,264 trees planted by key partners in the London Tree Partnership

The GLA currently doesn't hold data related to the number of trees planted by local authorities with their own funding, or trees planted by individual home owners, other public bodies, developers or businesses.  We have started to explore whether we could, cost effectively, readily establish this data.