Pollution-beating planting

UCL Academy, Camden

pupils of UCL Academy took tackling the climate crisis into their own hands having drawn up their own, detailed garden design. With planting advice from Dream for Trees and Camden Climate Alliance, funded by Doughty Street Chambers, children from the UCL Academy, along with Doughty Street volunteers, planted 200 ‘whips’ which will create a hedgerow. They also planted 12 trees, including fruit trees along with creeping jasmine and ivy to create natural visual and pollution barriers. The team also planted a Bushy, which is a hairy-leafed cotoneaster; this “super plant” can help soak up pollution on busy roads.