More than 650 hectares of new woodland will be planted between London and Birmingham as part of the first phase of HS2. A contract was awarded in 2016 to grow 7 million trees and shrubs.
We have also established a £5 million woodland fund to create new native, broadleaf woodland, and enhance existing ancient woodland.
However, it is inevitable in the construction of a new project that trees will need to be felled. HS2 Ltd has to date removed
- 117 trees in the London Borough of Camden
- One tree in the London Borough of Ealing.
- 3.6 hectares of vegetation has been cleared in the London Borough of Hillingdon(outside the centre of London the area of vegetation removed is recorded rather than the number of individual trees).