Mayor of London awards Havering with funding to plant thousands of trees

PUBLISHED: 12:30 04 December 2017

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The Mayor of London has granted funding for thousands of trees to be planted in the borough.

Ingrebourne Valley Ltd, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, has been awarded £20,000 to plant 10,250 trees that will help restore a 6.9 hectare landfill site to a high quality community green space.

The project will deliver 4.49 hectares of new community woodland in the heart of the Thames Chase Community Forest, significantly extending Berwick Glades and Berwick Woods, and linking them with Bonnetts Wood.

The Thames Chase Trust, working in partnership with the Forestry Commission as well as Havering Council and Thames Chase Conservation volunteers, has been awarded £10,000 to plant 300 trees to create a new 0.5 hectare community orchard at Cely Woods in the Thames Chase Community Forest.

Funding has also been granted to plant 350 trees in 11 schools in boroughs including Havering, Newham, Merton and Southwark.

Deputy mayor of environment and energy Shirley Rodrigues said: “The mayor is determined to protect and increase our trees, woodland and green space and help London become the world’s first National Park City.”

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