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Trees For Cities is the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities.

They get stuck in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food.

#Inspire Change



The effects of climate change are already being felt. We’re experiencing warmer, wetter winters, and hotter, drier summers, creating higher temperatures in our cities. Climate change has caused an increase in pests and disease, which had never previously affected the UK. The impact has been an unprecedented threat to some iconic tree species, including ash, horse chestnut and oak.

By planting thousands of urban trees each year in the UK and around the world, Trees for Cities is building resilience within urban communities against threats facing the natural environment. We plant a range of tree species that enhance structural and functional diversity in woodlands and city streets, creating greener, happier and healthier places to live.

Benefitting people and the environment lies at the heart of what we do at Trees for Cities. Our organisational goal is to create healthy, accessible and resilient urban forests created for today and for future generations. Our strategic goal is to enable and inspire a new generation to plant and protect urban trees, and all the work we do contributes in some way towards these goals!

2,400,000 tonnes

Each year, London's trees remove 2.4 million tonnes of air pollution, including carbon dioxide, dust, and other gaseous toxins.

The time to act is now. By planting trees, we celebrate something we all love and cherish. Something that brings urban communities together and actively works to promote healthy living, as well as addressing pollution and the stresses of city lifestyles. This project mixes technology and local engagement, which can help amplify the aims of our charity by inspiring and empowering communities to take a leading role in greening their streets. There is the potential to leave a lasting legacy on every street up and down this country.

David Elliott, CEO Trees for Cities

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