Statement on trees and greening the borough

The London Borough of Hounslow are already working with residents, community groups, partners, schools and business to realise our commitment to greening the borough.

Published: Thursday, 28th November 2019

Image of planted trees on a green lawn.

A greener borough benefits both people and the environment – it provides homes for wildlife and helps to absorb pollution. London Borough of Hounslow’s greening strategy considers all measures to achieve this outcome through trees, wildflowers and carbon capturing plants. 

In November 2019, the Council are supporting local community groups plant over 800 native trees at Harvard Hill Park and De Brome Open Space. Similar community projects are ongoing and will provide extensive tree planting opportunities over the coming months.

Our streets will receive a further 140 trees over the coming year in partnership with our highway’s provider. Our borough parks will feature an additional 125 planted trees as part of the programme, with many more locations being identified.

A rapidly progressing proposal for the planting of 1000 new trees in partnership with the local business community is also in development.

Seeding has already taken place for 20 new urban wildflower sites - with many more to feature in our parks, providing over 10,000m2 of new wildflower area in total throughout the borough.

In January 2020, the Greener Borough Strategy paper will be put before our Cabinet with an accompanying action plan of measures to set out our ambitious greening efforts. This plan will outline key areas such as tree planting and protection.

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