Have your say: Tree Planting Programme
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Royal Docks Tree Planting Programme. Between October 2020 and March 2021 we hope to plant hundreds of trees across the Royal Docks which will not only create beautiful green spaces but also add to the environmental benefit for the Royal Docks as a whole.
London has almost as many trees as it does people, but don't underestimate the benefit of these familiar figures. Trees for Cities write that 2,367,000 tonnes of Carbon is stored in London's trees alone. They soak up pollutants, cool down urban heat islands, and lower stress levels. Last week, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced almost 7,000 new street trees across 20 boroughs, and over 900 of them will be in Newham.
Hundreds of these trees will be planted across the Royal Docks, and we were hoping you could tell us where you would like to see them. Walnuts, quinces, sweet chestnuts, white cherries, and ginkgos are a few of the proposed species, which have been chosen based on trees that were originally found in the borough.
Thank you to all those who attended the drop-in sessions. If you didn't get a chance to attend, the online survey will be available until the 6 March 2020.
While at the drop-in sessions you will also have the opportunity to have your say on Thames Barrier Park.
For your visit
Food & Drink
Down-to-earth cafe serving fried breakfasts and hearty lunches on the dockside.
Emirates Air Line
This cable car flying between the Royal Docks and North Greenwich offers panoramic views of the river.
Art & Culture
Making Space: Go the Distance
Installation artwork by Jessie Brennan, created with Peacock Gym by collecting images from the archive of this renowned community boxing hub. Part 1 of 4.