Place Services Deliver Award-Winning Tree Policy

31 Jul 2019

Congratulations to Barnet Council on winning the 2019 London Borough Tree Award.

The Council was given the prestigious award for its innovative tree policy, which was commissioned to Place Services to develop and write in 2017.  Implementing the policy will involve planting 900 trees per year for the next five years.

The Barnet tree programme – thought to be London’s largest – will improve air quality, support biodiversity, reduce the risk of flooding and provide protection from the sun during heatwaves. The effect will be to improve the long-term health of residents across the borough.

The borough picked up the prestigious accolade from the Greater London Authority and Forestry Commission, coming top out of the 32 councils the competition was open to.