Islington Forest for Change: first trees planted

The first trees of our Islington Forest for Change project have been planted! Four of the trees originally part of the Somerset House exhibition were planted in an under-used open space near Liverpool Road on Friday 22nd October. Children from local schools helped to plant the first tree, a silver birch, and also planted dozensContinue reading “Islington Forest for Change: first trees planted”

How to plant a street tree: Q&A with Greg Packman

We are currently fundraising to plant 200 trees in Islington, to help combat climate change. Many of the trees will be planted along streets, where they will be maintained by the tree team at Islington Council. We spoke to Greg Packman, the Council’s Senior tree inspector, to find out more about the task of plantingContinue reading “How to plant a street tree: Q&A with Greg Packman”

Why cities need trees: Angus Cunningham Q&A

We are currently crowdfunding to plant 200 trees in Islington to help combat air pollution. The trees have been donated by Forest for Change, an interactive art exhibition that took place in the Somerset House courtyard last month. Angus Cunningham is the CEO of Scotscape, an urban greening company who worked on the installation andContinue reading “Why cities need trees: Angus Cunningham Q&A”

Launching our urban forest crowdfunder

We’re excited to launch Islington Forest for Change, a project to plant an ‘urban forest’ in Islington to help reduce toxic air pollution. The trees will help regenerate urban and green spaces, and well as greening our streets, estates, schools and neighbourhoods. Up to 200 trees are being donated to Islington Clean Air Parents byContinue reading “Launching our urban forest crowdfunder”