We're proud to be part of the Tree Cities of the World programme, connecting cities around the world to create a network dedicated to sharing how we all manage urban trees and forests to make our cities greener and more robust.
The Tree Cities of the World programme, led by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Arbor Day Foundation, is an initiative to recognise cities and towns across all continents that meet core standards for the care and planning of urban trees and forests.
The vision of the Tree Cities of the World programme is to connect cities around the world in a new network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing urban trees and forests. Recognition through the Tree Cities of the World programme represents the first step toward achieving a green vision for the qualifying communities.
Trees for Cities is leading the initiative to recruit and support cities throughout the UK to apply for designation and we have been encouraging and supporting councils to achieve the award.
To achieve recognition, cities must meet the programme’s five core standards:
- Establish responsibility
- Set the rules
- Know what you have
- Allocate the resources
- Celebrate achievements
TREE CITIES OF THE WORLD HIGHLIGHTS
21 UK Councils recognised as Tree Cities of the World!
12 April 2023
21 UK towns and cities have been recognised as ‘Tree Cities of the World’, joining an international network of towns and cities dedicated to fostering urban forestry practices.
Record number of cities in UK recognised as Tree Cities of the World
11 May 2022
19 cities in the United Kingdom received special recognition as a Tree City of the World for their commitment to effective urban forestry management.
UK Tree Cities of the World - Spotlight on Bradford
8 December 2020
The City of Bradford has been internationally recognised in the first cohort of six UK Tree Cities of the World for its commitment to urban forestry management.
21 UK towns and cities have been recognised as ‘Tree Cities of the World’ in the 2022 round of applications - a new UK record! These councils are now joining an international network of towns and cities dedicated to fostering the best urban forestry practices.
- Rother District Council (Bexhill on Sea)
- Birmingham City Council
- Bradford City Council
- London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
- London Borough of Camden
- Coventry City Council
- London Borough of Ealing
- Hull City Council,
- Ipswich Borough Council
- Leeds City Council
- Middlesbrough Council,
- Newport City Council
- Portsmouth City Council
- London Borough of Redbridge
- Sheffield City Council
- Solihull Council
- Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council
- Telford & Wrekin Council
- Tower Hamlets Council
- Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
- Wrexham County Borough Council
Well done to all the councils! To find out if your area can apply for 2023 designation, follow the link below.
Big thanks to the players of People's Postcode Lottery for the support which has enabled us to take a lead the initiative in the UK!