Camden is awarded Tree City of the World for 2022
Camden has once again been awarded the ‘Tree Cities of the World’ designation by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with the Arbor Day Foundation, following its previous success between 2019 - 2021.
The Tree Cities of the World vision is to connect cities around the world in a network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing urban trees and forests. The programme celebrates those that meet core standards for the care and planning of urban trees and forests.
For Camden to receive Tree City of the World status for a fourth consecutive year is a continuing testament to the hard work the council has been putting into maintaining and improving our tree stock and coverage across the borough.
We aimed to plant 600 tree this 2022/2023 season, and it is exciting to know we have already achieved this, with over 390 trees planted in new locations.
The extra greenery trees provide in Camden is not just a pleasure to look at – the climate emergency means we need more trees to help keep our city cool. And of course, they help soak up air pollution and carbon.
Many of the trees in the borough are situated in Camden’s parks, which are a valuable resource for all our residents, especially those who do not have access to a private garden or shared green space. We are committed to keeping our parks and open spaces thriving now and into the future, and trees are an essential part of this.
Trees provide multiple benefits to a city when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighbourhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
- Trees planting in new locations have been funded through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, Corporate capital, HS2, Section 106 and council transport projects, such as dockless bike hire stations.
- You can find out more about Camden’s trees at: www.camden.gov.uk/trees
- You can find out more about Trees for Cities at: www.treesforcities.org