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Mayor of London Boris Johnson to pay for 80 trees in Harrow's streets
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today announced that 80 trees will be planted in Harrow's streets this spring.
Mr Johnson has announced that 2,000 trees will be planted across London, paid for with money from City Hall.
Harrow is one of 19 boroughs to benefit in the mayor's scheme to provide 10,000 new trees in residential areas by March 2015.
The politician wants to increase tree cover in London by five per cent by 2025 to help make London a more attractive place to live and work.
Mr Johnson said: “Street trees deliver a whole host of benefits for Londoners helping to improve the look and feel of neighbourhoods as well as making the capital a more attractive place to live and invest in.
“My first 10,000 street trees are a flourishing success and I am delighted to announce this latest crop of areas to receive funds for more trees by spring-time.”
Under the Mayor's scheme, delivered with the Forestry Commission and Groundwork London, local boroughs, community groups and charities can apply for funding from a pot of £1.7m to plant trees in streets.
Recipients work with the community to identify areas where local people most want trees, and manyuccessful applicants have taken into account planting requests from members of the public made during the Mayor's previous street tree programme, completed in his first term.