Residents have been nominating their ‘brilliant trees’ as part of the council’s Brilliant Trees of Ealing campaign to celebrate some of the most magnificent, beautiful and inspiring trees in the borough.
Trees provide not only oxygen and shade, but they also clean the air, give sustenance to the local wildlife and stabilise the soil. They bring beauty to borough’s open spaces, parks and streets and boost mental health.
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “By the end of this year’s planting season in March we will have planted 19,000 new trees. In addition to those trees planted during last year’s planting season, we will already be halfway through our ambitious programme of planting 50,000 trees by 2026, helping to create an ‘urban forest’ for us all to enjoy.
“This is all part of our plan to increase Ealing’s tree canopy cover to 25% by 2030 so that nature can help us clean our air, soak up floods and offer shade in hot weather as we look to make our borough more resilient in the face of the climate emergency.
“Thank you to everyone who has nominated the best, the most beautiful and the most brilliant trees in their neighbourhood. Please keep the submissions coming. We love seeing them.”
The council’s Brilliant Trees of Ealing campaign is about celebrating some of the most magnificent, beautiful and inspiring trees in the borough.
Nominate a tree you love on any of the council’s social media channels by using hashtag #BrilliantTrees – just send us a photo, your name and where the tree is located. Ideally, please also say what type of tree you think it is.
If you don’t have a social media account, you can email a photo of your favourite tree to firstname.lastname@example.org, using ‘BRILLIANT TREES’ in the subject line. And don’t forget to include your name and the location of the tree.
We will regularly feature your choices on this website and on the council’s social media platforms.