Company Profile

Trees for Cities

Prince Consort Lodge
Kennington Park
Kennington Park Place
United Kingdom (UK)
SE11 4AS
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Who we are

Trees for Cities is the only charity working on an international scale to create greener cities. Since 1993, we have engaged over 70,000 people to plant over 600,000 urban trees in parks, streets, schools and housing estates across the UK, as well as internationally, revitalising these areas and improving the lives of the people who live in them. We strengthen communities through volunteering opportunities and inspire children to grow and eat good food and to connect with nature.

Planting trees since 1993

Trees for Cities started life in 1993 as Trees for London, when a group of young Londoners recognised the need for more trees in the capital. Our first projects included planting street trees on Westminster Bridge Road and a large-scale community project with structural landscaping and tree planting on Bemerton Park Estate in Islington.

In 2003, we changed our name to Trees for Cities and began delivering projects outside London, working in partnership with organisations and groups across the UK and internationally.

What we do and why we do it

We focus on planting trees and greening community spaces where the social and environmental impact on local people is greatest. In London this might mean planting trees to clean the air or transforming unused community spaces into vibrant green areas, making our communities happier and healthier places to live, whilst in Nairobi it’s planting fruit trees for food and sustainable livelihoods.


Planting trees and greening cities worldwide


People-led: Although our reach is global, we value the importance of a local focus. We always work through and within local communities to strengthen them and empower their members

Quality-driven: Both the quantity and quality of the trees we plant are at the forefront of our planning so that we constantly strive to maximise the impact of our projects to the environment and society

Delivery-focused: We are an organisation that gets things done. What we talk about, we do – effectively, efficiently and on-time

Strategic Objectives

To plant a total of 1 million trees by 2020

To create a robust impact monitoring framework that ensures that our funds are being used to achieve the greatest possible impact on the environment and society

To define the medium and long term vision for the organisation in regards to environmental enrichment, social impact, and access to nature

To create a ‘cluster’ approach to our initiatives that promotes more multi-annual partnerships and programmes and longer term planning horizons

Our Work

We work on an international scale to create greener cities. We strengthen communities through volunteering opportunities and inspire children to grow and eat good food.

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