Trees and green spaces in our cities face ever-growing threats from the climate, diseases, developers and others; yet whilst more and more people are living in our cities, urban issues such as warming, air pollution, flooding, biodiversity loss, obesity and psychological wellbeing are moving in the wrong direction.
We must make step changes to create and develop the green infrastructure that is such a valuable antidote to many of the most pressing problems of our day.
Each year we plant around 65,000 trees in cities worldwide. Our work focuses on planting trees and greening community spaces where the social and environmental impact on local people is greatest.
“Trees for Cities’ Edible Playgrounds are really exciting. It gives kids the opportunity to get outdoors, get their hands dirty growing fruit and vegetables and learn about healthy food. Please support Trees for Cities so that they can continue to create Edible Playgrounds in our schools.”
Trees for Cities has already done a lot to green our cities. I’m proud of what they have achieved already, but with your help, we could still do more.
I’m proud to be a Founding Patron of Trees for Cities. Over 600,000 trees have been planted since the charity was set up in 1993. Trees make cities more beautiful, improve the quality of our lives and help to reduce CO₂. With your help we can really make a difference.
What’s great about Trees for Cities is that their work is as much about people as it is about trees.
Trees for Cities is a tree-mendous way for people to get involved in planting and learning to love and appreciate urban trees.
Trees for Cities’ work has always been about trees and people. Trees are brilliant at bringing people of all ages, and from all walks of life together to plant trees that will be enjoyed for future generations. I would encourage you to join me in supporting this fantastic charity and get involved.
I am delighted that I and Festival Republic supported Trees for Cities to get tree planting underway in both Leeds and Reading and overseas in East Africa. As a business there are a number of ways you can meet your responsibilities to the environment, so do pick up the phone and speak to the team at Trees for Cities.