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Great Trees of London

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Great Trees of London was a list created by Trees for Cities after the Great Storm of 1987, when the general public were asked to suggest suitable trees. 41 were chosen, with a further 20 added in 2008. Time Out published a book 'The Great Trees of London' listing all 61 trees in 2010. Wikipedia has the list.

The Telegraph reported in 2019 that 6 of these trees have since been lost leaving 54 (maybe they have a different version of arithmetic - we make that 55).

The Hardy Ash and the Cheapside Plane are also Great Trees.

Whilst thinking about trees we should mention this London tree map.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Great Trees of London

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Barnsbury Beech

Barnsbury Beech This plaque is to commemorate the Barnsbury Beech, one of the...

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South Woodford copper beech tree

The tree is outside our photo, to the left, south, set back from the road, in...

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Other Subjects

New River Loop - restoration

New River Loop - restoration

London Gardens Trust says "In 1890 the portion of the New River around Enfield village was piped underground, thereby making this stretch redundant. It was saved from being filled in by a public ca...

Event, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Victoria Park

Victoria Park

London's first public park. Known locally as Vicky Park or the People's Park, it was laid out by Sir James Pennethorne. It became a welcome relief from the cramped living conditions of the East End...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture, Sport / Games

2 memorials
Wimbledon Common windmill

Wimbledon Common windmill

A Grade II* listed building. It was built by a carpenter, Charles March, and is a rare example of a 'hollow-post' mill. It continued in use until 1864, when the miller was evicted by the Lord of th...

Building, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Friends of St George's Gardens

Friends of St George's Gardens

Their website describes the gardens thus: "An oasis of calm used every week by hundreds of people living and working in London WC1."

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Charles Bridgeman

Charles Bridgeman

Landscape gardener.  As Royal Gardener 1726-38, he laid out Kensington Gardens for Queen Caroline.  Apart from when he was staying away on the job, he lived from 1723 to  his death at what is now 5...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials