Trees in London

London Tree Week

This is a week when we celebrate and explore London’s trees and woodlands with a series of special events.

London Tree Week 2017

London Tree Week 2017 took place between Saturday 27 May and Sunday 4 June 2017. There were over 70 events across London, celebrating London’s trees and woodlands. (You can see the event listings here: London Tree Week 2017 event page). This page will be updated later in the year with details of London Tree Week 2018. 

The events include a series of talks, guided walks, mindfulness, poetry, art and photography walkshops, children’s activities and exhibitions.There are also a series of tree trails and other resources you can download. For more details email: [email protected].

About London Tree Week

London Tree Week is part of the London Tree Partnership’s work to protect and increase the number of trees in London. It is co-ordinated by the environment team at the Greater London Authority. 

Social media

Follow @LDN_environment on Twitter and search for #LondonTreeWeek to learn more about the week. Share your photos on Twitter and with @LDN_gov on Instagram. 

London Tree and Woodland Awards 2017

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.

The 2017 Awards were held at City Hall on Tuesday 11 July and presented by Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment.  

2017 Award winners

  • The Community Woodland Award: for a woodland planting or management project that has been inspired, driven, and delivered by local community groups. 

Winner: Managing Wick Woodland – Tree Musketeers & Hackney Marshes User Group

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

Winner: Dick Turpin Orchard & The Orchard Project

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

Winners:    Alona Sheridan
                   Mani Dhanda

  • Trees and Development Award: to recognise the importance of integrating trees into developments, and highlighting the valuable roles trees can play.

Winner: Wembley Park – Arena Square and Wembley Park Boulevard.  Market Square (meantime planting). Quintain, London Borough of Brent, LDA Design, Randle Siddeley, Macfarlane and Assocs

  • London Borough Tree & Woodland Award: for a tree or woodland planting or management project that has been led by a London borough.

Winner: Brent Council Tree Planting Project, Sudbury Town, Barn Hill, Harlesden and Kensal Green

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

Winner: Cleaner Streets, Greener Streets, Smarter Cities - New World Payphones and Trees for Cities

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

Winner: Woodberry Wetlands Roundhouse – London Wildlife Trust, UPS & Thames Water

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

Winner: Friends of Pinner Village Gardens and Nower Hill High School

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

Winner: David C Dowson

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

Photos from the London Tree and Woodland Awards 2017