Tottenham Trees is a branch of the
Charter for Trees, Woods and People,
which is a call to stop taking trees for granted, recognise and celebrate their contribution to our lives, and take responsibility for their welfare.
The Tree Charter Principles
We believe in:
Thriving habitats for diverse species
Planting for the future
Celebrating the cultural impacts of trees
A thriving forestry sector that delivers for the UK
Better protection for important trees and woods
Enhancing new developments with trees
Understanding and using the natural health
benefits of trees
Access to trees for everyone
Addressing threats to woods and trees through
Strengthening landscapes with woods and trees
Trees are vital
Moderate effects of sun, wind & rain
Absorb pollutants and mask noise
Mitigate the Urban Heat Island effect
Provide a habitat for wildlife
Give us food and shelter
Improve health and mental well-being
Furnish recreational spaces in cities
The Bruce Castle Oak, Tottenham, is on the short-list for
England Tree of the Year 2018!
The Tottenham Oak is one of only 10 trees chosen across
England from hundreds of nominations.
The Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year competition runs in England,
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. One of the four winners will then
represent the UK in the 2018 European Tree of the Year contest.
Voting has now closed but read the stories behind all of the 10 trees here
To find out about the Bruce Castle Oak click here
Tottenham, an area of Haringey in North East London, is an area of high density housing which is recognised as deficient in the quantity of parks and green spaces. Those that exist, such as Bruce Castle Park (the first public park in Tottenham), Downhills Park, Lordship Rec and the wild beauty of Tottenham Marshes to the East of the borough are delightful places to visit.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.