Council marks National Tree Week with 500 more trees in Dagenham park
As part of National Tree Week, over 500 trees were planted by led by volunteers led by the charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) together with park rangers and volunteers around the lakes in Mayesbrook Park in Dagenham.
The tree planting was made possible by a £6,000 grant from the Mayor of London which was matched by a further £4,000 contribution by the council.
Help to improve our air quality
Councillor Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement joined park rangers and volunteers where she planted a Holly tree.
Cllr Saima Ashraf said: “Trees help to improve our air quality by removing pollution from the air. Trees in our parks and green spaces also make sure our borough a greener and healthier place.
“National Tree Week is an opportunity for our communities to come together to come together to protect our trees and by so doing the environment.”
National Tree Week 2008 runs from 24 November to 2 December, is the UK’s largest tree celebration and marks the start of the winter tree planting season.