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Nine Elms community encouraged to share their favourite trees

Elms Trees in Nine Elms

Published on
April 19, 2021


Urban Tree Festival and Wandsworth Council are inviting the community to share their favourite trees in the Nine Elms area for a tree-mendous new guide to be published later this year.

The Urban Tree Festival, taking place from Saturday 15 May to Sunday 23 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. It will be online with virtual events, self-guided tours, and activities.

This year, Nine Elms will be part of the festival. Using suggestions from the Nine Elms community, the guide will help residents discover trees in the area, learn more about them and give inspiration for tree trails for all to enjoy.

The guide will live online beyond the festival, so people can benefit from the trails for a long time after, especially during the summer months when the trees will be looking their best.

You don’t have to be a tree expert to nominate your favourite tree, what’s more important is what that tree means to you. It could hold a special memory, or even just make you smile – whatever it is, every nomination is appreciated.

Suggestions must be trees in public places which can accessed by all, so try to avoid land that’s not accessible to the public or obscured by walls or fences.

Where a tree is nominated more than once, it may not be possible to credit every organisation or individual. There’s no limit on the number of trees you can nominate.

So, share the trees you are rooting for by filling in this super-speedy tree nomination form.

Tree nominations close on Monday 3 May.

This project is supported by Wandsworth Council. Visit the Urban Tree Festival website to find out more.

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