London Tree and Woodland Awards

The annual London Tree and Woodland Awards recognise committed individuals, groups and organisations, and excellent projects that have promoted and enhanced the planting, conservation and management of trees and woodlands in London.

London Tree and Woodland Awards 2019

The London Tree and Woodland Awards are now in their 11th year and celebrate the work of individuals, communities and professionals to protect, improve and expand the capital’s tree and woodland cover.

The #TreeOscars are organised by the Forestry Commission and supported by the Mayor of London and aim to raise the profile of London’s trees and woodlands and their need for active management.

Each year, the awards showcase the fantastic work taking place all over the city to protect and increase London’s tree canopy cover. Winners of last year’s awards included local community groups, furniture makers, major regeneration schemes and new urban woodlands.

The 2019 awards will be presented at a special ceremony in City Hall, London in July.

Craig Harrison, London Manager for London and the South East at the Forestry Commission, comments:

“This has been an exciting year for tree planting and the capital’s urban forest, as plans progress to make London the world’s first National Park city. We hope that this year’s entries will highlight how we can all play a part in greening our local neighbourhoods and inspire others to get involved in celebrating the many benefits trees and woodland bring to our towns and cities.”

Nominations have now close for the 2019 #TreeOscars

Award Categories:

  • Community Tree Award – an award for tree planting or other tree related projects that have been inspired, driven and delivered by local community groups.

  • Community Woodland Award – an award for woodland planting or management projects that have been inspired, driven and delivered by local community groups.

  • Acord Award – an award for an individual member of the public who has made a particular contribution to promoting or conserving trees.

  • Trees and Development Award – an award which recognises the importance of integrating trees into developments and the variety of roles trees can play.

  • London Borough Tree Award – an award for tree or woodland planting or management project that has been led by a London borough.

  • Trees and Business Award – an award for tree planting or management project led by or with significant business involvement.

  • London Wood Enterprise Award – an award for a wood product made in London of sustainable timber from London’s urban forest.

  • The Tree Council Trees and Learning Award – an award for a project that has engaged and involved children of any age up to 16 years.

  • The London Tree Officers Association Individual Commitment Award – an award for an individual employed professionally within London who has shown consistent dedication and commitment over a prolonged period.

The London Tree and Woodland Awards are sponsored by the Woodland Trust, Bartlett Tree Experts, Coombe Forestry, Acres Wild Woodlands and Clear Channel.

London Tree and Woodland Awards 2018

The 2018 Awards were held at City Hall on 10 July and presented by Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy.  

2018 Award winners

The Tree Council Trees and Learning Award Winner: Crampton Primary & Normand Croft Community Schools, and The Orchard Project

The Borough Tree Award Winner: Lesnes Abbey Woods, LB Bexley 

Highly Commended: Ealing i-Tree Project, LB Ealing and Trees for Cities 

Trees & Business Award Winner: London Fire Brigade, Braidwood Forest 

The London Tree Officers Association Individual Commitment Award Winner: Jerry Birtles 

The Trees and Development Award Winner: Trafalgar Place, Elephant & Castle Lendlease, Southwark Council & Treework Environmental Practice
 
The Acorn Award Winner: Shaun Barrett 

Highly Commended: Roz Jones, Xanthe Mosley & Paul Wood

The Community Tree Award Winner: Friends of Meath Gardens 

Highly Commended: Evelyn 200, Deptford Folk

The Community Woodland Award Winner: WoodChips Conservation Volunteers

Highly Commended: Whittlers Wood, LB Ealing & Trees for Cities

London Wood Enterprise Award Winner: Goldfinch Furniture
 
A Special Award for Outstanding Commitment to London’s Urban Forest was given to Peter Wilkinson, who sadly passed away shortly after the Awards Panel agreed he richly deserved special recognition. His family received the award on Peter’s behalf.

For more information about the awards, winners from previous years and case studies please see the Forestry Commission London website.

View the photos from the event:

London Tree and Woodland Awards 2018

 

London Tree Week

London Tree Week took place from 2013 - 2017. In 2018 we celebrated London's trees and woodlands as part of the first London National Park City Week

London Tree Week 2017 took place between Saturday 27 May and Sunday 4 June 2017, with over 70 events across the capital, including talks, walks, mindfulness, poetry and exhibitions.

London Tree Week was hosted by the London Tree Partnership as part of its work to protect and increase the number of trees in London.