Can London really plant 2.4M trees

London will have to fill the equivalent of 400 Victoria Parks with trees in the next 50 years to meet its ambitious tree cover targets.

The first stage of a long-awaited tree planting strategy was released Wednesday, highlighting a goal to cover 34 per cent of London with a leafy canopy by 2065 — a challenge that will require about 2.4 million trees.

That’s about six trees for every Londoner.