10,000 trees planted in Blondin Park as part of National Tree Week

Urban tree planting charity, Trees for Cities led a volunteer day which planted 10,000 trees while DJs played in Blondin Park, Ealing on 6 December.

Hundreds of volunteers from Bloomberg, Team London Speed Volunteers and the local community turned up to help with the effort.

Environmental charity Trees Plant to the Beat is a free festival including tree planting, music, children’s activities and healthy food taking place during National Tree Week. 

Blondin Park is being brought to life with a mixture of trees for foraging and habitat creation that will create beautiful new urban woodland. The project will increase biodiversity and will provide an attractive area for the local community, bringing people together and improving the environment, which is essential for healthy living.

Trees for Cities is working in partnership with Ealing Council and the Mayor of London’s RE:LEAF campaign as well as The Big Tree Plant’s partners, including Defra and the Forestry Commission, to create this urban woodland in Ealing for the local community and visitors to enjoy for generations to come. The Mayor of London’s RE:LEAF campaign has provided £10,000 of funding for the £75,000 project.

Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor’s senior adviser on environment and energy said: "London’s beautiful trees, parks and green spaces help make our capital one of the most attractive places to live in the world, as well as benefitting our environment and our health. It’s brilliant to see schemes such as Plant to the Beat encouraging local people to get involved in tree planting and maintenance."


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