Neighbours come out to plant trees to make East End’s St George’s housing estate more green

PUBLISHED: 10:25 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 02 May 2016

Children and volunteers get dug in planting new trees at St Geeorge's housing estate

Children and volunteers get dug in planting new trees at St Geeorge's housing estate

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Trees are being used to help turn urban neighbourhoods in a crowded East End of London more green for families.

Neighbours and volunteers planting trees to make St George's housing estate greener Neighbours and volunteers planting trees to make St George's housing estate greener

A “greening” project is under way to create a leafier, more natural outdoor environment on St George’s housing estate in Shadwell, less than a mile from the Tower of London.

The Trees for Cities charity spend a day planting 20 trees around the estate to create a natural green space, with all the neighbours coming out to help.

“The people of St George’s have a real passion for improving their green spaces,” Trees for Cities’ David Elliott said.

“Their local knowledge and willingness to get involved in the project from the initial design to the planting and learning about tree maintenance is fantastic.”

The families got involved helping to plant the trees which also helped them learn about horticulture.

Paul Wilson from Eastend Homes which runs the estate, said: “The horticultural expertise combined with our residents’ passion is transforming wasteland on the estate for future generations.”

The planting days, paid for by grants the Tower Hill Trust and the London Community Foundation, have proved popular with the families who are keen to improve the environment.

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