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5 ways you can get involved with London Tree Week

Trees for Cities London Eye

Tomorrow marks the start of London Tree Week. Could it be the best week of the year? Quite possibly!

It’s a week to love, appreciate and celebrate the capitals trees and all that they do for us. And with London’s tree alone having a collective economic value of £6 billion, we have a lot to celebrate! Take a look at the ways you can get involved this London Tree Week.

 

1.  Tell us why you love London’s trees for a chance to win a copy of ‘London’s Street Trees: A Field Guide to The Urban Forest’

We’re gathering stories from Londoners about their favourite trees, to share on social media and spread the tree love! We want you to send us a picture of your favourite London tree or a quote about why you love London’s trees. Make sure to include your name, tree species (if you know it) and where abouts in London you are. Send them in to bethany@treesforcities.org

Our favourite will win a copy of Paul Wood’s new book, ‘London’s Street Trees: A Field Guide to The Urban Forest’.

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2.  Take a walk along London’s Tree Trail

Celebrate the diverse population and history of London’s trees, by walking the City of London Tree Trail. You’ll walk through the City of London, along the Thames, past sweet gum, elm and the beautiful tulip tree. Download our map and view the city’s trees in a way you’ve never seen them before!

Let us know if you walk the Tree Trail by sending us a pick and tagging @TreesforCities on Twitter or Facebook and #LondonTreeWeek.

london tree trail

 

3.  Visit the tree-mendous kids photography exhibition

A celebration of the projects working to engage London’s kids in tree planting and outdoor education, inspiring the next generation to care for and appreciate trees.

The exhibition shows some of the highlights from these projects. It’s on display in the Spirral Ramp at City Hall, open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Find out more.

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4.  Get your school involved! 

Don’t miss out! Schools across London are signing up for free trees to plant in their school. You only need a small amount of space and it’s a great activity for London kids to get involved in. Find out how.

Schools children planting trees

 

5.  Be mindful

In London, it’s easy to forget to take a moment to pause, relax and appreciate nature. It’s all around us, even in the capital, and it brings us so many benefits.

Take a look at our projects page to find a green space to visit near you. Why not walk around Ruskin Park and pick some wild garlic? Relax in our therapy garden at Maudsley Hospital? Or pick fruit at one of our community orchards? Spending even 10 minutes a day in green space can contribute to better mental health and well-being. So, take a moment this week to pop outside, relax and appreciate how wonderful trees really are.

For the full calendar of the activities happening this London Tree Week, click here.

Trees for Cities - Ruskin Park, Lambeth - Health Park