Trees for Cities Community Tree Planting on Malmesbury Estate


  • Children / Young People

    Malmesbury Primary School is engaged and 200 schoolchildren will be involved in a range workshops. They will be provided with outdoor learning opportunities and will learn environmental skills in a fun community setting, getting stuck in together.

  • Other Charities or Voluntary Bodies

    Age UK will be actively involved on the project. We value having a real mix of local groups involved and believe community tree planting projects provide direct benefits to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Nature

    Tree planting will increase canopy cover in an environmentally deprived area, and will help to combat the climate emergency. Hedgerow creation will contribute towards the council’s Biodiversity Action Plan by creating key habitats for local wildlife.

  • Adults

    A local community action group will ensure that many adults from the estate are involved. There is also the opportunity for corporate volunteers to get involved in community tree planting events.

  • Number of beneficiaries - 270

    This is made up of 200 children, and 70 residents.

  • Reach of your work

    An additional 900 households on the estate will benefit.


We know that people are happier and healthier when they are around nature. Most of the 900 homes on this Tower Hamlets housing estate lack access to a private garden, where there is also very little greenery. We will plant trees and hedgerows to create greener, more appealing shared spaces around the estate for residents and for wildlife. Local residents and schools are involved in the design, creation and conservation of a biodiverse green corridor that will breathe new life into the estate.



2479 people actively volunteered on our projects last year.




Mar 2022 - Sep 2022

Activity goals

To provide access to healthier, greener, appealing public spaces for residents on their doorsteps.

To increase tree canopy cover and biodiversity through tree planting and habitat creation.

To engage the local community plant trees and greenery in "bleak" public areas around their estate.

Project activities

  • Plant 30 trees and up to 400 whips (young trees) to create hedgerows and new habitats.

  • Facilitate 10 outdoor workshops with 200 children from the local primary school.

  • Deliver an inclusive community planting day involving at least 70 local volunteers.

  • Provide workshops that allow corporate sponsors to get stuck in on the project through planting.

  • Promote the events on our Community Hub.

Activity details
United Kingdom
England: Nationwide


March 2021

UN SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being UN SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities UN SDG 13: Climate Action UN SDG 10: Reduced Inequality
How we monitor the quality and results of our work

We gather qualitative feedback via questionnaires and quotes, photographs and follow-up surveys.