This Valentine's Day , why not do something fun and alternative at Trees for Cities' mass tree planting event in King George's Field in Southall ?

Held on Saturday February 13 at 11am, the event will see hundreds of Londoners swap their Valentine's gifts for garden gloves to plant 10,000 trees in the area.

A spokeswoman for the event said: "To mark the romantic weekend, couples, the young 'tree' and single, and families will have the opportunity to dedicate a tree to someone they love and 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 workshops will also be available to get visitors in the Valentine's Day mood.

This event is part of a project by Unilever, Trees for Cities, and the Mayor of London to plant 40,000 new trees in London to help improve air quality, create a new wildlife habitat and provide edible berries, fruits and nuts for the local community to enjoy.

A total of 20,000 trees will be dedicated to developing the urban woodland in the Borough of Ealing.

This event is free, but you must register your interest beforehand. Register for your place here .

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