Londoners to plant 80,000 trees across the city this weekend

Life & Soul Magazine

A record 80,000 new trees will be planted across London by 15,000 volunteers in the city’s biggest ever mass tree-planting weekend.

The “plant-a-thon”, which takes place on 1 and 2 December, will include 30 events across the capital as part of a scheme by the London Mayor Sadiq Khan to help London become the world’s first National Park City.

The Mayor has worked with partners to fund 75,000 trees for Londoners, schools, and community groups to plant this weekend – everywhere from private gardens, to community spaces, parks and underused green spaces.

A further 5,000 extra trees will also be available to Londoners who want to plant them in their garden – they will be available to pick up at 10 locations this week (on a first-come first-served basis) including Morden Hall Park and Osterley Park. The trees include popular garden species such as field maple, bird cherry, and rowan that…

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