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Between 2012 and 2017 “City trees for Berlin” Campaign aim to plant and care sustainably for up to 10,000 additional roadside trees, with funding from donations in order to feel comfortable in the city and improve people’s quality of life.
There are currently around 440.000 trees along the streets of Berlin and they help to make the city one of the greenest metropolises in the world. The trees play a diverse role in contributing to the well-being of the city and its climate, and help make it a more pleasant place to live. In July 2011, the Berlin Senate agreed the “Urban Green Space Strategy”. On this basis, policy guidelines include the goal of planting and maintaining up to an additional 10.000 roadside trees in the next 5 years (2012 - 2017), to be partly financed by donations. Since the “City Trees for Berlin” campaign began in 2012, around 2.400 more trees have been planted on Berlin’s streets. A further 600 trees are currently being planted.