London Youth Panel

Trees for Cities is delighted to have delivered six online sessions with our very first Youth Panel from December 2020 - April 2021.

Thank you so much to our thoughtful, smart and friendly Youth Panellists. Our next step will be to create an online toolkit using the discussions, ideas and creative suggestions that came through the sessions. The toolkit will be called:

Generation Tree: How young people can help plant, protect and promote urban trees.

It will be launched during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, ahead of National Tree Week.

Meanwhile, we hope to meet our Youth Panellists in person this summer through a variety of outdoor activities. Each panellist has been offered a personalised 'Youth Ambassador' role going forward.

Stay tuned to hear more and meet our Youth Ambassadors!


Summer activities

These activities are for our Youth Panellists and their families and friends.

1. Friday 2nd July, after school until 6pm

Tree Celebration Day at Colham Green Rec, Hillingdon

In a few words: celebration, watering, tree art, exploring


2. Saturday 10th July, 11am - 3pm

Community Engagement Day at Racecourse Estate, Ealing

In a few words: celebrating, new ideas, community co-design, wildlife


3. Thursday 29th July, after school until 6pm

Tree Celebration Day at St Chad's Park, Barking & Dagenham

In a few words: woodlands, wildlife workshops, caring for trees


4. Saturday 31st July, 11am - 3pm

Orchard Celebration Day at Kenton Recreation Ground, Harrow

In a few words: community celebration, orchard fruit, recipes, tree games


5. Friday 6th August, 1pm - 6pm

Nature Celebration Day at Jolly's Green, Tower Hamlets

In a few words: bird box making, wildlife activities, old and new trees


6. Wednesday 11th August, 1pm - 4pm

Community Consultation Day at Furze Green, Tower Hamlets

In a few words: consulting, new ideas, community co-design


7. Friday 13th August, 11am - 2pm

Design workshop & Tree ID walk at the Olympic Park, Stratford, Newham

In a few words: natural play, landscape architecture, tree species, learning


8. Monday 16th August, 11am - 2pm

Tree Care & Maintenance Day at Ripple Greenway, Barking & Dagenham

In a few words: weeding, watering, pruning, learning


9. Monday 23rd August, 11am - 2pm

Tree Care & Maintenance Day at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets

In a few words: weeding, watering, pruning, learning


10. Sunday 18th September, 11am - 3pm

Community Engagement Day at Racecourse Estate, Ealing

In a few words: celebrating, new ideas, community co-design, wildlife


11. Friday 20th August, 1pm - 3pm

Video & Storytelling Training Workshops at Kennington Park, Lambeth

In a few words: filming, storytelling, writing, sharing

Youth Panellists will be supervised at all times so parents / guardians are not obliged to stay. Under 18s will need to be dropped off and collected by an adult.
Youth Panellists may bring up to 3 family or friends with them if they like.