New trees have been sprouting up throughout the borough over the past week after Barnet Council received a grant from the Mayor of London for over £22,000 to plant trees in Barnet.
Already one of the greenest boroughs in London, the council is committed to planting more trees in its parks, which will also help improve air quality.
Using the grant money, major planting took place last week, with 25 trees planted in Oak Hill Park and Woodcroft Park, planting major shade trees close to the Orion School.
In addition to this, the council will be shading children’s play areas in Brunswick Park and Basing Hill Park, as well as improving the entrance to Lyndhurst Park.
The planting of more greenery ties in with the council’s Taking Care of Neighbourhoods campaign which aims to keep the borough clean and green.
Councillor Dean Cohen, Chairman of the Environment Committee, said: “Improving air quality remains a priority for the council and the planting of these trees will not only help us with this goal, but maintains our desire to make Barnet a great place to live in and visit.
“These trees will be a welcome addition to our borough which has over 50 playing fields and playgrounds for residents to enjoy.”
Residents can find out more about the Taking Care of Neighbourhoods campaign and the environmental initiatives and investments being made by clicking here.