The Mayor's Street Tree Programme
Trees and woodlands are good for Londoners, good for visitors to London, and good for business in London. The Mayor of London is committed to funding new street trees as part of his goal to make London a greener city. To achieve this he is funding an expansion of the Forestry Commission's London Tree and Woodland Grant Scheme that will run for four years. The aim is to plant 250 trees on average in the 40 areas that would most benefit from the social, economic and environmental improvements that new street trees provide.
A panel, chaired by the charity Trees for Cities, has identified the first 20 areas in 15 boroughs for the first grant round this year, and will choose the final 20 in 2009. All 40 areas will have new street trees planted by the end of the four-year Mayoral term. To view the maps showing the first 20 areas, please see the information under the area headings below. The Forestry Commission can provide grants for other streets, open spaces, schools and woodland through the London Tree and Woodland Grant Scheme's Community Grant.
Residents' groups, community organisations, charities and boroughs can apply for the new grants. Useful advice for individuals on how to assess the suitability of your street for tree planting and what to do next is in Trees for Cities' Best Practice - Street Trees guide. You can find the contact details of your borough tree officer on the London Tree Officers Association website.
If you are interested but unsure how to proceed with a project or application, or do not live in the 20 priority areas, please contact Groundwork London who can advise and register your interest.
The deadline for applications has passed. Further funding rounds will be announced in 2009.
For further information or to register your interest, please contact:
LTWGS Programmes Officer
8-21 Morley Street
To find out more about this scheme or to apply, download the information below.
- Application form [Word : 529KB]
- Guidance notes [PDF : 94KB]
- Appendix 1 : List of 20 eligible areas [PDF : 35KB]
Click the links below to download maps showing the exact locations and spreadsheets listing the roads that fall within the eligible areas. The spreadsheet contains details of house numbers where trees can be planted outside, please also check the map to ensure a street is in an eligible area as in some cases parts of the street may not contain house numbers.
Barking and Dagenham
- Downs Park area
Hammersmith and Fulham
- Caledonian Road & Kings Cross
- Bow Common/Bromley by Bow