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Urban Tree Festival 2022

The Urban Tree Festival, taking place from Saturday 14 May to Sunday 22 May, is a national celebration of urban and suburban trees, woods, forests, scrubland, hedgerows and all the wild places that bring life and joy to our cities.

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Did you know the elms of Nine Elms today are opposite the US Embassy on Nine Elms Lane, on the Thames riverside?

It has been important to keep the natural connection to the site’s name and replace trees lost to storms and Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s.

The eighth and ninth elms were added in 2019 by Wandsworth Council and the local community.

The nine elms at Nine Elms are now recognised as a significant part of London’s living elm tree heritage. Download the Conservation Foundation’s Guide to London’s Elm Tree Heritage.

To celebrate the Urban Tree Festival this year, Wandsworth Council’s trees team collaborated with Simon Edwards @TiCLme to create a photographic guide to all Wandsworth’s ‘known’ elms.

The map is updated regularly with new specimens that the public can see, as more are discovered, and as new trees are planted. View the Elm Trees of Wandsworth map.

Can you spot an elm? 

For Urban Tree Festival 2022, get familiar with Wandsworth’s elms – go and take a look at them, learn to recognise them and love them!

If you spot an elm that is in or visible from a public space, you can add to the map directly with TiCL App or email your find with the location (what3words), photograph (and name to credit) to contact@ticl.me.

To mark the festival in 2021, in partnership with Wandsworth Council, Urban Tree Festival created an online TiCL map and App guide of locals favourite trees in Nine Elms. Download the Nine Elms tree map.  

To find out more about elm trees, watch last year’s Tree Rings Webinar: The elms of Nine Elms and beyond below


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Start date: 14/05/2022
End date: 22/05/2022
Open from 9:00 to 18:00

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