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Tree-mendous! Council wins grant for 600 new trees!

A whopping £172K has been awarded to us by the Forestry Commission, Defra and Mayor of London. That means we can plant over 600 trees this winter – our biggest tree planting programme for many years!

The Street trees will be planted in wards identified as having the lowest tree canopy cover Edgware; Kenton East; Queensbury; Wealdstone; Marlborough; Kenton West; Belmont and Greenhill.

Combined with Council funded schemes, more than 500 street trees and 140 park trees will be planted over the winter months. Approximately 2000 tree ‘whips’ are also scheduled for parks.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, cabinet member for environment said:

"This is fantastic news! We’ve lost hundreds of trees due to disease, old age, storms and drought – and this grant will help to replace those we have lost. I know this will be great news for many of our residents and look forward to seeing lots of trees blossom in spring."

The Forestry Commission/Defra ‘Urban Tree Challenge’ awarded the council a grant of £97,000 for Highway tree planting along with £58,000 for 2020/21 and the Mayor of London ‘Greener City’ grant of £27,000 was awarded for Parks trees – all totalling £172,000.00 of grants.

If you wish to sponsor a tree in the memory of a loved one or for any other reason please visit the parks section of our website

 

 

 

Published: October 22nd 2019