Trees bring real benefits to our cities, health and wellbeing.
The effects of climate change are already being felt. We’re experiencing warmer, wetter winters, and hotter, drier summers, creating higher temperatures in our cities. Climate change has caused an increase in pests and disease, which had never previously affected the UK. The impact has been an unprecedented threat to some iconic tree species, including ash, horse chestnut and oak.
By planting thousands of urban trees worldwide each year, Trees for Cities is building resilience against threats facing the natural environment. Planting a range of tree species enhances structural and functional diversity in woodlands and on city streets, as well as building resistance to pests and disease.
Each year London’s trees remove 2.4 million tonnes of air pollution, including carbon dioxide, dust and other gaseous toxins.
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR PROJECTS
Seven Kings Park
Ilford, Redbridge, London
50 bright and beautiful new big trees have brought new habitats for wildlife in Seven Kings Park and restored the traditional tree lined avenues to their former glory.
New Beckton Park
Beckton, Newham, London
The new community orchard at New Beckton Park provides a local resource for wildlife, education and most importantly – an annual harvest of fruits and nuts!
Montagu recreation ground
Edmonton Green, Enfield, London
A beautiful new hedgerow at Montagu Recreation Ground is making the air cleaner for the local community to enjoy the park.
Forest Road recreation Ground
We’ve created a vast new woodland in northeast London where the Great Forest of Essex once grew.
Tree cities of the world
We're proud to be part of the Tree Cities of the World programme, connecting cities around the world to create a network dedicated to sharing how we all manage urban trees and forests to make our cities greener and more robust. UK councils can apply online until 31 December 2019.