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Totteridge Yew, St Andrew's church, Totteridge
The Totteridge Yew, St Andrew's Church, Totteridge

Great Trees of London was a list created by Trees for Cities after the Great Storm of 1987, when the general public were asked to suggest suitable trees. Forty-one were chosen, with a further 20 added in 2008. Time Out published a book 'The Great Trees of London' listing all 61 trees in 2010.

List of the Trees

Original 41

The South Woodford Copper Beech Plaque - St Mary's Church, 207 High Rd, South Woodford, London E18 2PA
Example of a Great Tree of London plaque, this one is for the South Woodford copper beech
  • St. James' Church Indian Bean Tree, Piccadilly, W1 (Indian bean tree, Westminster). Tree removed April 2010
  • The Dorchester Plane, Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair (London plane, Westminster)
  • Charlton House Mulberry, Charlton House (black mulberry, Greenwich)
  • Charlton House Hackberry or Nettletree, Charlton House (hackberry, Greenwich). Tree removed 2002
  • Fulham Palace Oak, Fulham Palace (holm oak, Hammersmith & Fulham)
  • Cut Leaf Beech, York House, Twickenham ('Asplenifolia' beech, Richmond). Tree to be removed winter 2020/21
  • The Charter Oak, Danson Park (pedunculate oak, Bexley)
  • Totteridge Yew, St. Andrew's Church, Totteridge Lane, Totteridge (yew, Barnet)
  • London Plane, Sutton Ecology Centre Grounds (London plane, Sutton)
  • The Lewisham Elm, Ladywell Fields (Cited as European white elm by some authorities, although a plaque in park identifies it as a Flanders elm, Lewisham)
  • The Richmond Riverside Plane (London plane, Richmond)
  • The Aperfield Cedar, Aperfield Road, Biggin Hill (cedar of Lebanon, Bromley)
  • Two Horse Chestnut trees, Morden Cemetery, Motspur Park (horse chestnut, Morden)
  • The Wood Street Horse Chestnut, Wood Street, Walthamstow (horse chestnut, Waltham Forest)
  • The Ravenscourt Park Tree of Heaven, Ravenscourt Park (tree of heaven, Hammersmith & Fulham)
  • The Ashcombe Sweet Chestnut, Ashcombe Road, Carshalton (sweet chestnut, Sutton)
  • The Barn Elms Plane ('Barney'), Barnes (London plane, Richmond)
  • The Black Horse Chestnut, East Sheen (horse chestnut, Richmond)
  • The Asgill House Copper Beech, Richmond (copper beech, Richmond). Died winter 2013/14, now a limbless stump (September 2018).
  • Maids of Honour Stone Pine, Richmond Green (stone pine, Richmond)
  • The Wembley Elm, Wembley (European white elm, Brent)
  • The Crane Park crack willow (crack willow, Hounslow). Collapsed circa 2010
  • The Battersea Park Strawberry Tree, Battersea Park (hybrid strawberry tree, Wandsworth)
  • The Dulwich Park Turkey Oak, Dulwich Park (Turkey oak, Southwark)
  • Greenwich Park Sweet Chestnut, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park (sweet chestnut, Greenwich)
  • The Greenwich Park Shagbark Hickory, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park (shagbark hickory, Greenwich)
  • The Kingston Silver Lime, Thames river path, Kingston (silver lime 'Petiolaris', Kingston). Tree removed circa 2008
  • The Barnsbury Beech, Barnsbury (beech, Islington). Replaced 2005
  • The Kenley House Oak, Kenley (pedunculate oak, Croydon)
  • The Marble Hill Walnut, Marble Hill Park, Richmond (black walnut, Richmond)
  • The Roehampton Lucombe Oak, Alton Estate, Roehampton (Lucombe oak, Wandsworth)
  • The North Circular Cork Oak, Hall Lane, Chingford (cork oak, Waltham Forest)
  • The Friday Hill Plane, Friday Hill House, Chingford (London Plane, Waltham Forest)
  • The South Woodford Copper Beech, St Mary's Church, Woodford, South Woodford (copper beech, Redbridge)
  • The George Green Sweet Chestnut, George Green, Cambridge Park, Wanstead (sweet chestnut, Redbridge)
  • The Fairlop Oak, Fulwell Cross roundabout, Ilford (pedunculate oak, Redbridge)
  • The Valence Park Holm Oak, Valence Park, Becontree (holm oak, Barking & Dagenham)
  • The Bromley Oak, outside the Glades shopping centre, Bromley (pedunculate oak, Bromley)
  • The Downe Yew, St Mary's Church, Downe (yew, Bromley)
  • The West Wickham Oak, Southcroft Avenue, West Wickham (pedunculate oak, Bromley)
  • The Addington Palace Cedar, Addington Palace (cedar of Lebanon, Croydon)

20 added in 2008

  • The Hendon Japanese Maple, Hendon Park (Japanese maple, Barnet)
  • The Hardy Ash, Old St Pancras Churchyard (ash, Camden)
  • London Plane, Brunswick Square Gardens (London plane, Camden)
  • London Plane, Regent's Park (Camden)
  • London Plane, Cheapside, City of London (City of London)
  • Cedar of Lebanon, Forty Hall, Enfield (Enfield)
  • London Plane, Ravenscourt Park (Hammersmith & Fulham)
  • Cork Oak, Osterley Park (cork oak, Hounslow)
  • The Amwell Fig, Amwell Street, Pentonville (fig, Islington)
  • English Oak, Brockwell Park (Lambeth)
  • The Tate Plane, outside Tate Library, Brixton (London plane, Lambeth)
  • Common Fig, High Street, Stratford (fig, Newham)
  • Field Maple, Valentine's Park, Ilford (field maple, Redbridge)
  • The Royal Oak, Richmond Park (pedunculate oak, Richmond)
  • Sweet Chestnut, Carshalton Park, Sutton (sweet chestnut, Sutton)
  • The Marylebone Elm, by the Garden of Rest, Marylebone High Street, (Huntingdon elm, Westminster)
  • The Embankment Plane, Embankment SW1 (oriental plane, Westminster)
  • The Berkeley Plane, Berkeley Square (London plane, Westminster)
  • The Gower Street Plane (London plane, Camden)
  • The Abbey Plane, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey (London plane, Westminster)


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