Harrow is the big West London winner in Boris’ latest tree-planting announcement.
Hounslow will have over 300 trees planted in the latest round of 4,000 to be planted in Boris Johnson’s plan to add 10,000 street trees to London. During his election campaign, the Mayor pledged efficiency savings would be ploughed into 10,000 street trees to improve Londoners’ quality of life. This is the second round of planting, building on the award of cash for the 1500 trees planted in ten boroughs earlier this year. These trees are being planted by boroughs, community groups or charities who applied for funds from the Mayors tree programme.
Harrow will get 400 trees from this round of funding, with Hounslow just behind on 310. Ealing gets 202 trees, Hammersmith & Fulham 192, Brent 70 and Hillingdon 88.
TThe Mayor made special mention in his announcement of Hillingdon Council, which is working with Blue Sky Development and Regeneration, a not for profit company that gives young people newly released from prison the opportunity to help the local borough plant trees. He also picked out Hammersmith & Fulham who have been working with the Brackenbury Residents Association who will help to water and maintain the trees once they have been planted.