Tree planting drive gives Croydon a green boost

Hundreds of new trees are coming to Croydon, making streets greener and cleaner by reducing air pollution.

800 trees will be planted in streets across the borough, making areas more attractive while absorbing pollutants including carbon dioxide, as part of the council’s commitment to planting 3,500 trees by 2022.

The project is likely to see trees such as acers, cherry trees and tilia henryana planted and is being jointly funded by Croydon Council, the Mayor of London and the Forestry Commission.

The new plantings were prioritised for areas with less tree coverage and will be installed in:

  • Addiscombe East – 40 trees
  • Addiscombe West – 60 trees
  • Bensham Manor – 60 trees
  • Broad Green – 60 trees
  • Coulsdon Town – 40 trees
  • Fairfield – 16 trees
  • New Addington North – 40 trees
  • New Addington South – 80 trees
  • Norbury Park – 40 trees
  • Norbury & Pollards Hill – 40 trees
  • Park Hill & Whitgift – 16 trees
  • Selhurst – 60 trees
  • Shirley North – 60 trees
  • Thornton Heath – 68 trees
  • West Thornton – 60 trees
  • Woodside – 60 trees

“We have committed to planting more trees across Croydon to improve public health and make the borough’s streets and parks look more attractive. In the past two years we have already planted more than 1,500 street trees and these 800 trees, the most awarded to any London borough, are another major step in improving air quality in Croydon.

“We are always looking for new suggestions of places to plant trees as we work towards making the borough cleaner and greener and tackle the climate and ecological emergency we all face.”

Councillor Stuart King, cabinet member for environment, transport and regeneration

Contact treesandwoodlands@croydon.gov.uk to suggest a planting location.

2020-01-29T12:35:59+01:00 January 29th, 2020|Recent news|