Trees for Cities planted more than 29,000 trees with the help of 1,000 volunteers across the UK as part of National Tree Week 2019.
National Tree Week, held at the start of the traditional tree planting season in November, is organised by the Tree Council.
Charity Trees for Cities, which works at both a national and international level to improve lives by planting trees in cities, kickstarted the week by planting close to 15,000 trees in Goodmayes Park in London, with hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers and local community groups.
National Tree Week, which ran from from 23 November-1 December this year, also saw Trees for Cities and their partners planting new urban woodlands in Bradford, Nottingham and Clacton-on-Sea.
Trees for Cities aims to tackle global warming, create social cohesion and beautify cities through tree planting, community, education and training initiatives in urban areas of greatest need.
Trees for Cities have also planted over 200,000 trees in 16 international cities in 13 countries – from Ica in Peru to Nairobi in Kenya and Pokhara in Nepal.
If you would like to volunteer with Trees for Cities, check their website for further information.
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