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Kingston Council invites residents to suggest locations for new trees across the borough

Prunus Umineko Clarence Avenue
Prunus Umineko Clarence Avenue

More than 500 new trees are set to be planted across Kingston this winter, and residents are being invited to share their thoughts on where they should go.

Kingston Council’s annual winter tree planting programme is part of its commitment to enhancing biodiversity and protecting the borough’s natural environment. Local people can choose up to three locations from the online list of plots, which include everything from grass verges to local parks. 

The final plan will be published in November 2022, with the team setting to work planting trees from November through to March 2023. The species being planted this year have been carefully selected based on feedback from the 2021 consultation. 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. 

Councillor Ian Manders, Portfolio Holder for Climate Action and Sustainable Transport, said:

“Kingston Council is committed to bringing back nature where possible. For several years council officers have been listening to residents' views to help plan our tree planting programme, and thousands of new trees have been planted. 

"We welcome your views on where to put this season’s trees - please take a little time to have your say in this year's programme.”

Share your thoughts and complete the survey by Friday 4 November. 

The council aims to fulfil all requests this winter, but if there is a particularly high number of requests, some may be planted next year.

Kingston Council’s 2022/23 tree planting plan can be viewed here. 

For residents that don’t have access to the internet or need help to have their say, they can provide feedback by calling 020 8547 5002 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.


Published: 27th September 2022