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Volunteers plant 9,000 trees in Beckton

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 December 2019

Volunteers helped plant trees at Beckton District Park South on Saturday, November 30. Picture: LBN

Volunteers helped plant trees at Beckton District Park South on Saturday, November 30. Picture: LBN

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Volunteers helped plant 9,000 trees in a push on keeping the capital’s status as the world’s first national park city.

A total of 9,000 trees are to be planted across Newham in a capital wide push to increase tree cover by 10 per cent by 2050. Picture: LBNA total of 9,000 trees are to be planted across Newham in a capital wide push to increase tree cover by 10 per cent by 2050. Picture: LBN

The event at Beckton District Park South marked National Tree Week and was staged by Newham Council, City Hall and charity Trees for Cities on Saturday, November 30.

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The project will help increase London's tree cover by 10 per cent by 2050 with Newham giving £20,000 and a further £40,500 coming from the mayor of London for the Beckton project.

Jamie Blake, Newham's corporate director of environment, said: "This is a fantastic initiative. It is not just decorative, as trees play a vital role in the battle to tackle the climate emergency."

Tree planting events are to take place across the capital. Picture: LBNTree planting events are to take place across the capital. Picture: LBN

London deputy mayor for the environment, Shirley Rodrigues, said: "It's fantastic to see so many people coming together to plant thousands of trees - part of the 100,000 that will be planted this winter with City Hall support."

David Elliott, Trees for Cities chief executive, said: "We hope this planting event and our campaign #GenerationTree will bring communities together to improve their environment."


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