Awards salute professionals and enthusiasts who care for London's trees

Tree professionals and community volunteers were hailed at an awards evening in London City Hall last week hosted by deputy mayor Roger Evans and Forestry Commission England director Ian Gambles.

LTOA Individual Commitment Award winner Jim Smith flanked by LTOA chair Richard Edwards and deputy London mayor Roger Evans. Image: Forestry Commission England
LTOA Individual Commitment Award winner Jim Smith flanked by LTOA chair Richard Edwards and deputy London mayor Roger Evans. Image: Forestry Commission England

The winners of London Tree and Woodland Awards in full were:

  • Street Tree Award 2015 winner: Queensbridge Neighbours Tree Project, initiated by local residents to improve their neighbourhood by planting 50 trees.
  • Street Tree 2008-2015 Award: Shared between the London Borough of Barnet  for its A5 Edgware Road tree planting project, and Trees for Cities for their Mayor of London Street Tree Programme 2008-15.
  • Community Tree Award: Broomfield Community Orchard, on the site of a former bowling green.
  • Community Woodland Award: The Hillingdon Group of London Wildlife Trust for its work to protect and enhance local woodlands.
  • Trees and Development Award: The Angel Building, Islington, for the retention and management of 37 mature trees and planting of a further 37 semi mature trees.
  • Acorn Award: Eugene Clerkin, for his work with volunteer group the Tree Musketeers and as a tree warden caring for and promoting young trees around Hackney.
  • Trees and Technology Award: Jonathan Robinson, for his development of the Open Source Canopy Cover Audit application.
  • Tree Council Trees and Learning Award: Dormers Wells High School, for tree planting as part of an outdoor educational programme.
  • London Tree Officers Association Individual Commitment Award: Jim Smith, for his years of hard work promoting Trees in London and for championing tree officers's work.

At the awards evening there was also an update on the London i-Tree Eco Project, prior to publication of its report in autumn.


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