5plus secures two of the Mayor of London’s 55,000 free trees

  • After a successful ballot entry with our neighbours at Nexus Studios, 5plus is delighted to announce that its communal garden at our 25 Chart Street Studio is soon to see the planting of two new trees as part of the Mayor of London’s initiative to give away 55,000 free trees.

We entered the ballot in October 2019, following the Mayor’s announcement of the initiative as part of National Tree Week. Our two plants are part of a total of 95,000 new trees that Sadiq Khan is helping Londoners to plant this autumn and winter. All the trees are provided by the Woodland Trust and the Conservation Volunteers and all are UK sourced and grown.

According to the Mayor’s website: “London’s trees are estimated to provide at least £133m of benefits every year including removing pollution and carbon dioxide from the air and reducing flood risk. They help improve air quality by removing 2,241* tonnes of pollution every year, including harmful PM10 particulates and NO2 roadside emissions…”

Full details are available here: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-marks-tree-week-with-giveaway

We’re delighted to have been given the opportunity to not only enhance our communal garden but also to create new vital habitats for London’s wildlife and help tackle climate change. We intend to plant the two trees – a wild cherry and a rowan – on the 30th November.

Next time you visit our London studio make sure you visit our garden!