YIEWSLEY is set to reap the benefits of a new scheme unveiled by the Mayor of London to plant over 50 trees in the area.
Plans were announced today (Friday) to plant the street trees in nine roads around Yiewsley, as well as in nine other borough's around London as part of a new Boris Johnson scheme.
The trees will be planted by Hillingdon Council who successfully applied for funding and hope the improvements will make the area a more pleasant place to live.
Boris Johnson said: "I have made it a top priority that we make our city a more attractive place to work, live and visit, and reversing the decline of street trees is one way to do this. I cannot think of a more uplifting way to usher in the spring than the arrival of these brand spanking new trees in Hillingdon."
The trees will be planted in Falling Lane, Heather Lane, Gorse Walk, Violet Avenue, Royal Lane, Bryony Close, The Coppice, Peach Tree Avenue, and Yew Avenue.
Street trees offer a range of benefits including attracting wildlife, providing shade, helping improve air quality and reducing flood risk, and there are estimated to be over 16,000 street trees in Hillingdon, making it one of the greenest boroughs in the capital.