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Trees from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park given new home

Trees from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park given new home

Six fifteen-year old Plane trees from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have been carefully moved by VINCI Construction UK to a new home in the growing Barking Riverside development as part of the construction work on UCLís new campus, UCL East. This will allow them to continue their vital work in keeping the capitalís air clean.

London Plane trees are known for their ability to trap air pollution in their bark, removing harmful particles from the atmosphere and helping to clean up the capitalís air. The London Plane can grow to 35m and live for several hundred years.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was recently recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best green spaces in the world.

The Park was among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award, which is a sign that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Date: 16 October 2019

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