It is proposed that twelve million trees are to be planted across the UK by 2022 – equivalent to 18 Sherwood Forests. One million will be planted in towns and cities, and 11 million on rural settings. London will get more plane trees – the London Planetree is a hybrid of the genus platanus. Manchester will get more lime, oak and rowan trees. “Getting the right sort of trees on our pavements has the power to transform an area and dramatically improve people’s well-being,” William Worsley, the Government’s first official ‘tree champion’, said on revealing details of the plans.
An avenue of Plane Trees in Provence