We will be planting more trees on Clapham Common, rejuvenating a modernist estate in Islington and offering the residents of Tower Hamlets a helping hand.
Nina De Groote, Schools and Events Co-ordinator at Trees for Cities, said: 'We are very excited to be going into the 2010-11 planting season. This year Trees for Cities will plant thousands of new trees and plants to help increase biodiversity and make our city a greener, more pleasant place for everyone.
"We'll work with schools, community groups and residents teaching people about all about trees and how to look after the environment. Come and join us!'
Clapham Common, 12.30pm 4 December
We will be planting 26 new trees on Clapham Common this year. They include five with schools in the coming week – Years 4 and 5 Oliver House and the Honeywell Primary School Eco Club, and a public event on the 4 December.
Large planes and limes are the order of the day, to replace the ageing and lost Victorian trees. But to ensure a vibrant mix of greenery, there will also be bird cherry trees and Indian horse chestnuts.
This project goes ahead with the help of the Friends of Clapham Common, WREF, City Bridge Trust, and LTWGS Community Grant Scheme.
Bevin Court, Islington, 12pm 18 December
Bevin Court is a grade II listed modernist housing block in Islington built after World War 2. We will be planting a host of new trees outside the large entrance and new woodland behind the main block.
This project goes ahead with the help of Islington Council, Homes for Islington, the LTWGS Community Grant Scheme and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Manchester Estate, Isle of Dogs, 12pm 23 December
We're now entering the final phase of our three-year planting scheme at the EastendHomes estate on the Isle of Dogs. This year's planting is based around a signposted nature trail. We are currently consulting with residents and looking forward to a Christmas planting day.
This project goes ahead with the help of EastendHomes, IDCF and the LTWGS Community Grant Scheme.
Trees for Cities plants a mix of species to expand and improve the environment. It makes life easier for local wildlife and promotes biodiversity, which is especially important in the last month of the UN's International Year of Biodiversity. The new plants also remove pollutants from the air and ensure these green spaces will look even better in the future.
So come along, plant a tree and make your mark on the environment!
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