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London's Tree and Woodland Awards

The aims of the London Tree & Woodland Awards - #TreeOscars -
are: 

  • To celebrate the work of individuals, communities and professionals to protect, improve and expand the capital’s tree and woodland cover
  • To inspire others to manage their trees and woodlands
  • To raise the profile of London’s trees / woodlands and the need for management 

On the 10th July 2018, London City Hall hosted a celebratory awards event to announce the 2018 winners. The event was hosted by Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for the Environment & Energy. Sir Harry Studholme, Forestry Commission chair congratulated everyone involved in the awards. The awards ceremony was conducted by Tony Kirkham, Head of Arboretum at Kew Gardens. Over 200 attendees enjoyed the views over London from the top of City Hall after the awards ceremony. The evening was a fantastic celebration of London’s trees and woodlands and those who help look after them. 

A summary of the 2018 awards evening and winners, including links to cases studies, will be published soon.

 
                                         2018 Award results

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.

“The Awards help raise awareness of the fantastic work taking place in London by a wide range of people and organisations. I hope they inspire others to plant and manage trees that help ensure the capital remains one of the most attractive cities in the world to live and invest in ” – Craig Harrison, Forestry Commission London Manager 

The awards have been kindly sponsored over the years by:

Acres Wild Woodlands & Coombe Forestry
Advanced Tree Services
Barcham Trees
Bartlett Tree Experts
Clear Channel
Derwent London
Woodland Trust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.