Residents invited to help shape Kingston Council’s winter tree planting programme
500 new trees are set to be planted across the borough this winter and at least half will be planted in locations chosen by residents.
The remaining 250 trees will be allocated to replace trees we have had to remove for health and safety reasons and within areas of low tree cover.
Kingston’s annual tree planting programme will take place between November 2021 and March 2022.
Local people are invited to choose up to three locations that they would like to see trees planted this winter. All available planting locations in the borough are available for selection (roads with space for new trees in existing pits, suitable grass verges and local parks).
The species being planted this year have been carefully selected based on feedback from last year’s consultation and include a total of 220 native species. There are also a range of trees suited to urban conditions, as well as species that will complement local wildlife.
Our qualified officers will assess the local conditions of each planting site and determine which trees are best suited to each environment.
Residents will also have an opportunity to shape the future landscape of the borough by having their say on the type of trees they would like to see more of in the coming years.
To input to this winter’s tree planting plan please visit: kingstonletstalk.co.uk/tree-planting.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 8 October.
The final 2021/22 tree planting plan will be published in November 2021.