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Street Trees

London was declared the first National Park City in 2019 and is considered one of the world's largest urban forests with 21% of its surface covered by trees. To balance pressures from a growing population and new developments, the Mayor of London aims to increase tree canopy cover to 23% by 2050.

We aim to observe and collect data on London street trees to understand what to plant next. We gather evidence on the diversity of the urban tree canopy and use data to inform our choice of future tree planting. We are interested in trees that can combat harsh urban conditions, strong winds and pollution, and we study the species that can withstand climate change and resist pests and diseases.


︎︎︎ Quercus robur ‘Fastigiate Koster’


︎︎︎ Prunus ‘Kanzan’ and Cersis siliquastrum

︎︎︎ Bark survey

︎︎︎ Acer campestre

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