More than 3,000 trees were planted at Montagu Recreation Ground this weekend as part of plans to make London the world’s first National Park City.

Joanne McCartney, London Assembly member for Enfield and Haringey, took parts in the mass tree planting session on Sunday to mark National Tree Week, in which 3,400 trees were planted.

Ms McCartney said: “Air pollution is one of the biggest challenges we face in London. By planting more trees, we can make a real difference in cleaning our dirty air and improving our wellbeing.

“It was wonderful to see so many residents volunteering their Sunday to help us plant these trees, which will benefit the whole community. This new woodland will be a great asset to residents and give us all a breath of fresh air.”

The event comes as part of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s plans to make London the world’s first National Park City and saw 80,000 trees planted across the capital during the weekend.

The trees planted came from Mr Khan’s £1.5 million Woodland Fund.

On Saturday this weekend Mr Khan and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association planted more than 15,000 trees at the Forest Gate Recreation Ground in Redbridge.

Mr Khan said: “My Greener City Fund is investing £12 million in trees and green spaces to help London reach the goal of being confirmed as the world’s first National Park City next summer and expanding the capital’s impressive ‘urban forest’ of eight million trees.

“This initiative is really capturing the imagination and it is fantastic to know that there will be so many Londoners out in force this week planting trees across the city.”