Tree planting (3)

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


How many trees are you aiming to plant in London by 2020?


Answer for Tree planting (3)

Answer for Tree planting (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have already embarked on a major tree-planting programme across London to plant thousands of trees.  At least 87,000 trees were planted by the GLA, TfL and our key partners during the 2016/17 planting season.

My new £9m Greener City Fund, launched in August, will support projects to plant trees and create and improve green spaces in London.   £1m has been made available to fund tree planting during the 2017/18 planting season between December 2017 and March 2018.  The fund is currently open for applications and I would encourage community groups, schools, charities and boroughs to apply for funding by 29 September. Further funding will be available in future years. 

I am also keen to hear from landowners and managers across the capital who would be willing to make land available for tree planting projects.