London Plane tree is just plain sense making East End greener
THE Town Hall’s cabinet member for green’ issues was in paradise’ planting a sapling to help make London’s drab East End a little greener. Council member Abdal Ullah was planting his London Plane tree in Bethnal Green’s Paradise Row Gardens
THE Town Hall's cabinet member for 'green' issues was in 'paradise' planting a sapling to help make London's drab East End a little greener.
Council member Abdal Ullah, the cabinet member environment issues at Tower Hamlets, was planting his London Plane tree in Bethnal Green's Paradise Row Gardens.
"We're making Tower Hamlets a greener borough," he said.
"Trees are crucial to this. They are packed with benefits, brightening up an area, produce oxygen, create wildlife habitats, provide shelter and reduce carbon dioxide."
The local authority has committed itself as part of National Tree Week to planting 340 street trees in the coming months.
Native trees such as Birch and Crab Apple and those with large leafy canopies such as Sweet Chestnuts and Liquid Ambers are being planted on routes between parks and open spaces to create green 'corridors' for wildlife.
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The London Plane is traditionally one of the most popular, used in the past for its ability to cope with pollution. Just perfect for the East End.