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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

Friends of Norwood Grove

Friends of Norwood Grove

Active in 1986 but it seems dormant now, 2022.

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Cypress Oak

Cypress Oak

Rather than risk life and limb in trying to get to the central reservation, we have borrowed a photograph. The latin name Quercus Robur translates as 'hardy oak'. The cultivar 'Fastigiata' is diffe...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

Originally known as the 'Royal Horticultural Society Great Spring Show', it was first held at the RHS garden in Kensington. It moved to The Royal Hospital, Chelsea in 1905 and now takes place annua...

Event, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Sir William Hooker

Sir William Hooker

Botanist. Born William Jackson Hooker at 7 Magdalen Street, Norwich. He collected specimens of mosses from Scotland and Iceland. Became first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1841. Fat...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Science, Iceland / Faroe Islands, Scotland

1 memorial
Westminster Tree Trust

Westminster Tree Trust

Westminster Tree Trust (originally the Pimlico Tree and Preservation Trust) was founded by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean in 1982 as a charity dedicated to improving the environment in Westminster. Website.

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials