The initiative was launched in December last year to encourage local communities to plant and care for trees. Spelman said: "Hitting the 100,000 mark is a fantastic achievement and shows how much people care about enhancing our urban green spaces. The number of trees in urban and semi-urban areas has dropped over recent years and the campaign aims to reverse that trend."
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