Tower Hamlets set to become leafier with more than 100 new trees

More than 100 new trees are set to take root in Tower Hamlets this spring as part of a capital-wide initiative to make London leafier.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced 19 boroughs will receive City Hall funding for the scheme, and Tower Hamlets is due to receive an estimated 135 trees in residential areas.

The final figure has yet to be decided because decisions depend on planning work and consultations with residents.

It’s hoped 10,000 new trees will spring up in the capital by March 2015, as part of Mr Johnson’s plan to increase tree cover in London by 5 per cent by 2025.

He said: “Street trees deliver a whole host of benefits for Londoners helping to improve the look and feel of neighbourhoods as well as making the capital a more attractive place to live and invest in.”

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