London Tree Week

11 May 2013 to 18 May 2013

This event has already taken place

Everyone’s invited to come and celebrate London’s trees and woodlands with a week of events from 11-18 May. Further information on what is happening each day can be found on the dated tabs above.

Camley Street trees

Week long activities include:

During the week we hope to start a discussion on trees and tree related activities in London. If you would like to take part, search for #LondonTreeWeek on twitter or follow @GLAgreening.

London Tree Week is part of the Mayor’s RE:LEAF initiative to help protect London’s trees and increase the number of trees in the city.

Saturday 11 May

  • Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) are running free workshops on tree health based on their new survey in Hyde Park at 12, 2 and 4pm (weather permitting).
  • Birds and Their Song Walk, Highgate Woods. Guided walk looking for birds and listening to their song. Free event, no need to pre-book.
  • Meet at Information Hut, Highgate Wood, 9am. Contact 020 8444 6129.

Sunday 12 May

  • Free Woodland Trust woodland walk in Hainault Woods, Redbridge, 11-1pm
  • Joydens Wood treasure hunt (sculptures of Roman and Saxon warriors and WW2 crashed Hurricane fighter) 11am - 1pm
  • The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) are running free workshops on tree health based on their new survey in Hyde Park at 12, 2 and 4pm (weather permitting)
  • Ruislip Woods Festival, The Willow Lawn, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, Middx HA4 7TY. This is free event organized by the London Borough of Hillingdon and The Ruislip Woods Trust, 12noon – 4.30pm.

Wednesday 15 May

  • Bankside Urban Forest Foray celebrating importance of trees to an inner city Business Improvement District. 12.30pm (booking required)
  • Celebrate the completion of W1W’s ‘greening’ workin East Marylebone on the Fitzrovia Forest project. The latest tree to be planted will be a liquid amber tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) and will take place at Corner of Great Portland Street and Market Place. This project has been supported by local donations, Westminster Tree Trust, Westminster City Council and DEFRA's Big Tree Plant campaign. Register your attendance here
  • RE:LEAF tree and woodland awards at City Hall (not open to public).

Saturday 18 May

  • Photography Around the Woods, Connaught Water, E4 7QH. Join Volunteer Photographer, Robert Good, around Connaught Water to photograph trees, plants and wildlife. Ideal for anyone who wants to improve their photography from compacts to SLR\u2019s, 10am
  • Discovering Mallinson Park Wood and Highams Park Lake with The Friends of Epping Forest. Discover two contrasting areas; both with interesting histories and present day use and each making a different contribution to the Forest and its wildlife.  Meet at the junction of The Charter Road/Falmouth Avenue (the southern end of Highams Park Lake) E4, 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Tree Identification Walk, Highgate Woods. Meet at Information Hut, Highgate Wood, no need to pre-book, 11am, contact 020 8444 6129.