1000 Trees for Furzedown is a campaign launched in August 2019 by Furzedown residents in response to Wandsworth Council’s declaration, on 17th July 2019, of a climate emergency and a subsequent call for ideas for tackling that emergency locally. The declaration commits the Council to being carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon zero by 2050 and was passed unanimously, with cross-party support.
What does the campaign aim to achieve?
1000 Trees for Furzedown proposes that Wandsworth Council, in partnership with local residents, takes immediate and ambitious action to plant 1000 trees in the Ward.
The campaign will involve the following elements:
Encouraging Wandsworth Council to document and annually update its records of street trees and trees in open spaces, making this information publicly available.
An appeal to residents to plant trees, hedging and beneficial shrubs in their gardens. We support the concept of London as a biodiverse ‘urban forest.’
An appeal to all local schools, churches, businesses and organisations with suitable land/gardens available, to contribute, by tree planting, to the target of planting 1000 new trees in Furzedown.