You may have seen some new saplings at Grove Open Space behind Lowlands in Harrow recently.
Trees are always welcome and these ones have a special significance – announced by the Mayor of Harrow during the pandemic, planted by Trees for Cities volunteers alongside Harrow residents, they will form a lasting memorial for the over 700 lives lost to Covid in the borough.
The 21 trees – one for each ward – will be officially unveiled at a launch on 30 January.
Trees are essential for our city’s health – they increase air quality, provide shade, help reduce heat and wind speed. Urban trees can transform a grey, bland street into a green, calm environment, one that adds privacy and reduces noise for residents. They are also vital homes for our city’s wildlife.
If you think your road requires a new tree along its verges you can request for Harrow Council to plant one.
If you email firstname.lastname@example.org they will add your request to a list, check the location and then plant the tree from November to February.
Read more about Harrow’s Trees and the tree services Harrow Council provide.
Harrow has around 300,000 trees – 21,000 of these are along the borough’s roads.
Harrow Biodiversity Forum have created The Woodland Trust Tree Charter video which shows some of the wonderful green spaces that we have in Harrow and information on our trees, including the Master Oak in Bentley Priory, the oldest oak in Middlesex.
Please click here to find out more about our trees, including how to sponsor a tree.