New Trees At Mile End Park

Trees for Cities is pleased to be working with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to plant new trees at Mile End Park.

Come and plant a tree with us at Mile End Park.

Trees for Cities is pleased to host a free community tree planting day on Saturday 2nd March 2024 from 10am - 3pm in Mile End Park.

Fill out the form below to sign up for an information pack detailing where to go and what to bring with you on the day.

Tree planting day at Bethnal Green Gardens March 2023

WHAT TREES ARE WE PLANTING AND WHY?

This project aims to add to the existing treescape of Mile End Park by planting standard trees across all sections of the park. Mile End Park is a 32-hectare linear park, created on industrial land devastated by World War II bombing. The park forms part of a green corridor which stretches from the River Thames at Limehouse, along the Regents Canal and through Mile End Park, into the neighbouring Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Mile End Park has been highlighted as one of the boroughs ‘Cool Spaces’ where Londoners can seek respite on hot days. The goal of planting more trees is to benefit users of the park by ensuring continuous canopy cover, providing shade and reducing temperatures in the immediate surrounding areas.

Areas of Mile End Park also include meadows and woodland, which support a fantastic diversity of wildlife, including birds, butterflies and bees. The park is also home to some very rare insects that are not found anywhere else in Britain. These new trees will help to enhance these important habitats for wildlife and increase biodiversity.

You can see our initial design and species list via the links below.

If you have any questions please contact our Senior Community Engagement Coordinator John at johnk@treesforcities.org