Sponsor a tree! Haringey joins charity scheme to boost greenery
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Haringey Council has signed up with an innovative non-profit to help people support the planting of more trees in the borough.
The town hall has joined with the Trees for Streets organisation to set up a scheme whereby tree-loving locals can either pay to sponsor a tree in their street, or to sponsor a "celebration tree" in one of the borough's parks.
It will cost £200 to sponsor a street tree if you are able to water it yourself, and £50 more should you want the council to do that for you.
And to pay for a tree in one of parks it's also £250.
Cllr Mike Hakata, the town hall's deputy leader and environment chief, said: “Haringey is one of the greenest boroughs in London, and we’re proud to count Alexandra Park and Finsbury Park among our green, open spaces.
“But our streets need more tree cover, and that’s what this project is all about - greening our streets to improve air quality and improve our health and wellbeing, making our neighbourhoods better for everyone who lives here.”
For more information and to sponsor a tree, visit sponsor.treesforstreets.org/provider/haringey-council