Show Your Love In a Different Way
Forget the hearts and flowers - have an alternative Valentine
What better way to show love than swap Valentine’s gifts for garden gloves and help Southall (and the whole planet) on Saturday 13th February.
Unilever and its partners, Trees for Cities and the Greater London Authority, are organising a mass tree planting event which will see hundreds of Londoners doing something useful.
The 'For the Love of Trees' event will see a total of 10,000 trees planted in a bid to transform King George’s Field in Southall into an edible, urban woodland.
To mark the occasion, everyone will have the opportunity to dedicate a tree to someone they love and (hopefully) watch it flourish over time.
On the day all volunteers will be provided with equipment, gloves and training in how to plant their tree sapling. Refreshments, food, live music and a craft workshop will also be on site to get everyone feeling the love.
Over 20,000 trees will be planted as part of a project to help improve air quality, create a new wildlife habitat and provide edible berries, fruits and nuts for the local community to enjoy. The project is linked to a partnership between Unilever and the Mayor of London to deliver 40,000 new trees in London, with the aim of boosting the capital’s urban forest.
20,000 are being offered to London’s schools and 20,000 will be dedicated to developing the urban woodland in the Borough of Ealing.
Date of event:
Saturday 13 February
11am – 3pm
King George’s Field, Southall, Ealing, UB1 2PZ
Tube: Northolt, approx 1.6 miles (Central Line) from venue
Rail and Overground: Southall, approx 1.2 miles (National Rail from Paddington) from venue
Buses: 120, 95, E6
Free, with suggested voluntary donations for Trees for Cities
All ages welcome.
2nd February 2016