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.
To comment online head to our survey, or you can attend one of the two community drop-in sessions being held at The Crystal over the month of February. They take place on:
Thursday 13 February, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 19 February, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Don't miss out on the opportunity to have your say!
The consultation opens on 4 February 2020 and closes on 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
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Good Hotel London
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Making Space: The People’s Plan
Large-scale artwork reproducing ‘The People’s Plan for the Royal Docks,’ a 1980s community-led project to oppose the airport. Part 2 of artist Jessie Brennan’s 4-part work.
Have your say: Thames Barrier Park consultation
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