Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Tree Committee's work recognised by Forestry Commission

Last Thursday we were very proud winners of one of the annual awards that the Forestry Commission makes ...
  •  To celebrate the work of individuals, communities and professionals to protect, improve and expand the capital's tree and woodland cover
  • To inspire others to manage their trees and woodland
  • To raise the profile of London’s trees / woodlands and the need for management



We were nominated for the Community Tree Award by our friends and colleagues in Lewisham Council's Green Scene department for 'tree projects that have been inspired, driven, and delivered by local community groups'.  

The awards were held at City Hall on the 9th floor known as "London's Living Room", and presented by Sir Harry Studholme, Chair of the Forestry Commission: 



And here we are on the podium: 


Special mention to Dom (our amazingly hard-working Administrator) centre, holding the award certificate, and Anthony and Nicola (below), founding members of Brockley Society Tree Committee. Not pictured is our colleague Rick Farr, Tree Officer representing Green Scene who we managed to lose between the announcement and the photograph on the podium. Sorry Rick!


Full details of the awards and the other successful projects/individuals click the link here.