London,
06
February
2020
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Camden is awarded Tree City of the World designation

Camden has been awarded the ‘Tree Cities of the World’ designation by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Tree Cities of the World vision is to connect cities around the world in a network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing urban trees and forests. The programme celebrates those that meet core standards for the care and planning of urban trees and forests.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden
“For Camden to receive Tree City of the World status is testament to the hard work the council has been putting into maintaining and improving our tree stock and coverage across the borough.

 

“The extra greenery trees provide in Camden is not just a pleasure to look at – the climate emergency means we need more trees in order to help keep our city cool. And of course they help soak up air pollution and carbon.

 

“Each year, we aim to plant at least 400 trees, with 50 in new sites. This year we are on course to exceed this – meaning we are meeting one of the Camden Climate Citizens’ Assembly’s 17 recommendations. I look forward to sharing the final total when the planting season comes to an end in April.”
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden

Trees provide multiple benefits to a city when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighbourhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

You can find out more about Camden’s trees at: www.camden.gov.uk/trees

You can find out more about Trees Cities of the World at: www.treecitiesoftheworld.org/