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London’s leafiest boroughs as study shows how much is covered in trees

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ondon’s leafiest boroughs have been revealed in a brand new study, which shows how much of the capital is covered in trees.

Five boroughs have greater than 25 per cent tree protection, with Barnet, Richmond and Camden being the greenest.

On common round 20 per cent of the capital is made up of city forest, in accordance with City Hall information.

Overall London, with its 8 million trees, ranks the third leafiest place in the nation.

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The metropolis sits simply behind Surrey and Exeter, in accordance with information collected by OVO Energy and aerial survey firm Bluesky and launched to coincide with Earthday which was held yesterday.

Last 12 months City Hall earmarked £700,000 to create a brand new woodland in Enfield, whereas Barking and Dagenham is planting greater than 38,000 trees and shrubs as a Forest of Thanks’ for NHS workers in Parsloes Park.

Tower Hamlets council has additionally dedicated to planting extra, with 350 trees deliberate for Bethnal Green and Wapping in 2020/21 and an additional 350 in Stepney Green and the Isle of Dogs in 2021/22.

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The Climate Change Committee has advisable that 1.5 billion trees would should be planted by 2050 if the UK is to fulfill its web zero carbon goal.

Kate Weinberg, from OVO Energy, mentioned “There is nothing extra vital =han defending the world we stay in and trees are an enormous a part of that.”

London boroughs ranked from greatest to worst for tree cowl:

  • Barnet (27.1%)
  • Richmond upon Thames (27.04%)
  • Camden (26.16%)
  • Croydon (25.91%)
  • Bromley (25.73%)
  • Haringey (23.73%)
  • Kingston upon Thames (21.97%)
  • Waltham Forest (21.33%)
  • Enfield (21.27%)
  • Harrow (20.92%)
  • Hillingdon (20.84%)
  • Merton (20.83%)
  • Wandsworth (20.36%)
  • Islington (20.05%)
  • Southwark (19.86%)
  • Hounslow (19.27%)
  • Lewisham (18.96%)
  • Westminster (18.77%)
  • Kensington and Chelsea (18.74%)
  • Greenwich (18.73%)
  • Sutton (18.38%)
  • Hackney (18.17%)
  • Ealing (18.1%)
  • Lambeth (17.16%)
  • Redbridge (16.93%)
  • Havering (16.41%)
  • Bexley (15.52%)
  • Brent (14.45%)
  • Hammersmith and Fulham (13%)
  • Tower Hamlets (12.53%)
  • Newham (10.09%)
  • Barking and Dagenham (8.71%)