Hounslow Greentalk takes centre stage at the Urban Tree Festival

Hounslow Council's interactive Greentalk website will be highlighted during the Urban Tree Festival.

Published: Thursday, 12th May 2022

A banner advertising Hounslow Greentalk

Hounslow Council’s innovative tree-mapping website Greentalk will be in the spotlight at the Urban Tree Festival.

The international celebration of the beauty and benefits of trees in our towns and cities runs from Saturday, 14 May until Sunday, 22 May. 

Tree-themed events, activities, workshops and seminars are taking place at venues across the country and in Europe. 

On Monday, 16 May members of Hounslow Council’s Climate Change and Green Recovery Team will take part in a special online presentation entitled: Trees and Hounslow Council’s Response to Climate Change.

The hour-long session will highlight the Council’s work since declaring a Climate Emergency in 2019. It will focus on the role of the Greentalk website in raising the profile of the important role that trees play across our borough in preserving habitats, encouraging biodiversity and combating climate change. 

The Council team will be joined by its partners from Greentalk, who created the site. 

Hounslow Greentalk helps residents of the borough to discover the borough’s urban forest. The site includes an interactive map, which details the locations and information about the borough’s 123,000 trees on streets, housing estates, parks and open spaces. 

Visitors to the site can plan walking routes around the borough taking in some of Hounslow’s fantastic trees along the way. 

The website also acts as a one-stop-shop for green issues in the borough. It promotes community work, offers help and information with caring for trees and has recently launched the borough’s own Adopt a Tree scheme. 

Hounslow Council’s Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Service, Victoria Lawson, said: “Trees are a really important part of life in Hounslow and we know how important they are in inspiring people and helping us all to create a cleaner, greener and healthier borough.

“As a Council, we have pledged to plant a tree for every child born in our borough each year and we recently gave away 500 trees to residents to plant in their gardens.

“There is still much work to do if we are to meet our Climate Change ambitions and trees will play an important role.

“We’re delighted to be part of the Urban Tree Festival and to showcase what we have achieved so far.”

  • Trees and Hounslow Council’s Response to Climate Change starts at noon on Monday, 16 May. It is a free event and everyone is invited to join. You can book a place here.
  • There are lots of other Urban Tree Festival events taking place across London. Find out more here.
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