Community Gets Together to Plant Trees

A project to plant trees in 15 different sites across the borough has been successfully completed.

Wandsworth Council teamed up local schools, community groups, residents and parks friends’ groups to make an impact on our borough by taking on the Tree Planting Project.

The council successfully applied for £17,800 from the Greater London Authority’s Greener City Fund and put in an additional £7,400 to buy and plant the trees.

Close to Putney, residents from the Dover House Estate in Putney planted 26 trees in residential streets.

Trees planted as part of the Greener City Fund initiative are in addition to the ongoing council tree planting programme. Over the past two years, 1,240 trees have been planted all over the borough with more being planted this winter. In total, the council looks after roughly 60,000 trees in its parks, commons and open spaces, while around 15,000 grow in residential streets and on the borough’s housing estates.

The council’s tree strategy includes actions for planting, protecting and celebrating the borough’s trees, with input from local community groups and volunteers in Wandsworth. Find out more here

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