London Tree and Woodland Awards

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. They 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 this year’s awards included local community groups, furniture makers, businesses and local authorities.

London Tree and Woodland Awards 2019

The 2019 Awards were held at City Hall on 10 July. They were presented by Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, and Sir Harry Studholme, Chair of the Forestry Commission

2019 Award winners

The Tree Council Trees and Learning Award: for a project that has engaged children up to the age of sixteen

  • Winner: Planting Healthy Air Project, Trees for Cities in partnership with St Paul's CE Primary School and Hammersmith & Fulham Council

London Borough Tree and Woodland Award: for a tree planting and management project led by a London borough

  • Winner: Barnet Tree Policy, London Borough of Barnet
  • Highly commended: Woodland Management, London Borough of Croydon

London Wood Enterprise Award: for a wood product made of sustainable timber from London's urban forest

  • Winner: Saunders Seasonings

Trees and Business Award: for a tree planting or management project with significant business involvement

  • Winner: Wates Treeathlon, Wates with TCV
  • Highly commended: Greening the City, Bloomberg with Trees for Cities

London Tree Officers Association Individual Commitment Award: for an individual employed professionally within London who was shown consistent dedication and commitment over a prolonged period

  • Winner: Katrina Ramsey, Greater London Authority

Community Tree Award: for a tree project that has been inspired, driven and delivered by local community groups

  • Winner: Evelyn 200, DeptfordFolk
  • Highly commended: Street Trees for Living; Tree Musketeers 

Acorn Award Winner: for members of the public who have made a particular contribution to promoting or conserving trees

  • Winner: Lesley Wertheimer
  • Highly commended: Paul Wood

Community Woodland Award: for a woodland project that has been inspired, driven and delivered by local community groups

  • Winner: The Friends of Stambourne Woods

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

Past award winners

2018

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, London Borough of Bexley 

Highly Commended: Ealing i-Tree Project, London Borough of 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.

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