National Tree Week organised by the Tree Council is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). This year, it’s taking place from 28 November to 6 December 2020.
National Tree Week encourages people to think about, celebrate and explore the beauty and necessity of the UK’s trees. Hounslow is one of London's greenest boroughs, comprising of parks, open spaces, allotments and street verges. The borough's parks trees are maintained by Greenspace 360, on behalf of the council who are responsible for over 100,000 trees in our parks. The borough’s street trees are maintained by Hounslow Highways who are responsible for over 11,000 trees and Coalo manage 10,500 trees within housing developments in the borough.
The theme for this year’s National Tree week is #TreelyConnected, we’re staying connected to trees and one another online. Residents are invited to share a picture of their favourite trees from across the borough with details of what it means to them. People can submit their entries via the Council’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages. Don’t forget to include #TreelyConnected! The best entries will be included in a borough wide tree trail.
This year, Hounslow Council is set to plant over 4,500 saplings across the borough as part of the Councils plans to tackle climate emergency, supporting the commitment to greening the borough. A greener borough benefits both people and the environment - it provides homes for wildlife and helps to absorb pollution. Trees are vital to this strategy, as the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world's wildlife
The Tree Council will also be hosting a number of free online arts and culture events, exploring art, photography, books and more. Visit Tree Council website for more information on how to take part.