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London's Tree and Woodland Awards

On the 11th July 2017, London City Hall hosted a celebratory awards event to celebrate the work of individuals, communities, businesses and professionals to protect, improve and expand the capital’s urban forest.

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. Timo Bracht as Ambassador explained the achievements and future aims for the project Plant for the Planet.

The awards ceremony was conducted by Adam Shaw, journalist and Woodland Trust ambassador. The 200 attendees enjoyed the views over London from the London Living Room at 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.

For a PDF summary of the 2017 awards evening and results please click on the link on the right hand side.

                                            Award results

Borough Tree Award - Brent Council Tree Planting Project, Sudbury Town, Barn Hill, Harlesden and Kensal Green 

The London Tree Officers Association Individual Commitment Award: David Dowson, Tree Life AC
Highly Commended: Kenneth Greenway, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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

Trees & Business Award – Cleaner Streets, Greener Streets, Smarter Cities - New World Payphones and Trees for Cities
Highly Commended: London Fire Brigade Braidwood Forest

London Wood Enterprise Award - Woodberry Wetlands Roundhouse – London Wildlife Trust, UPS & Thames Water
Highly Commended: Heliconia Furniture

The Acorn Award: Alona Sheridan and Mani Dhanda
Highly Commended: Margaret Burr, Tony O’Dell and David Hughes

The Tree Council Trees and Learning Award: Friends of Pinner Village Gardens and Nower Hill High School
Highly Commended: Trees for Schools in London

The Community Tree Award: Dick Turpin Orchard & The Orchard Project
Highly Commended: Thames Central open Spaces

The Community Woodland Award: Managing Wick Woodland – Tree Musketeers & Hackney Marshes User Group
Highly Commended: Friends of Winsford Gardens; Hobbaynne Woodlands Community Regeneration Project, Thames Chase Conservation Volunteers

The aims of the awards 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

“The Awards help raise awareness of the fantastic work taking place in London. 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 2017 awards were kindly sponsored by:

  • AWC Tree Health
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Derwent London
  • Woodland Trust