Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Johnson pledges 10,000 new trees
It is nice to hear political campaigns are centered around environmental issues, esp. Planting Trees.
Boris Johnson has said he would scrap the mayor's official newsletter, The Londoner, to fund a major tree planting scheme on streets throughout London.
The Conservative candidate pledged to plant 10,000 trees across 40 areas by the end of his first term, should he become mayor of London.
He said the "small gesture" would improve thousands of Londoners' lives.
Mayor Ken Livingstone and Green Party candidate Sian Berry say Mr Johnson "cannot be trusted" with green issues.
Mr Johnson will launch his environmental manifesto later this week - which will include the pledge to plant the trees by the end of his first term.
The scheme would see an average of 250 trees being planted in each of 40 areas "that need them most" - working with environmental charities.