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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

Metropolitan Public Gardens Association

Metropolitan Public Gardens Association

First chairman was the Earl of Meath. In about 1890 the MPGA was based at 83 Lancaster Gate, W. Another chairman was Fred Cleary.

Group, Gardens / Agriculture, Philanthropy

5 memorials
Market Gardens at Burgess Park

Market Gardens at Burgess Park

Our image is an extract from Stanfords 1862-71 map of London. Albany Road is the main road about a third of the way down; St George's Church is at the lower left; the present-day Chumleigh Gardens ...

Place, Food & Drink, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

Interested in rural science and one of the chief patrons of the Bath and West Agricultural Society of which he was President at the time of his death. His youngest politician brother, William (176...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial