Haringey’s Labour-run council is once again failing on the environment. As your councillors, we hear of countless cases of trees being felled, whether that’s on the Parkland Walk or on local streets.
This is backed up with data. In 2019/20 the council felled 429 trees across the borough and only managed to plant 43. The past year has been the first in recent memory where the number of trees planted has been higher than that planted, going back since when this administration started, in 2018, the deficit is in the thousands.
In 2018 Haringey Labour's manifesto pledged to plant 1000 trees, shockingly they have actually managed to go backwards.
Trees are vital to us. They support local ecosystems, help to stop flooding and, perhaps most important of all, are powerful in the fight against climate change.
We should plant more trees, not just in parks, but all around us.
Trees are fantastic at buffering our communities from pollution, a problem that is blighting London. It’s important to note however that a new tree planted is not the same as one taken, that’s why protecting mature trees is vital.
That’s why we are asking for your support. Please support the petition below to send a message to Haringey Council that you want more support for trees!