Southwark is home to 57,000 trees. The borough has the highest density of street trees in London, second only to Islington.
To celebrate National Tree Week and in memory of the environmentalist Ada Salter, who transformed Southwark through her ‘Beautification Committee’; I photographed some of the most significant Trees in Southwark.
Trees located with the help of Gary Meadowland, Tree Warden for Southwark Council.
R - Viewing Point - Nunhead Cemetery SE15
A protected view of the city from One Tree Hill, SE23
Craggy Old Horse Chestnut - Camberwell Cemetery SE22
The Hidden Giant Oak, Nunhead Cemetry
A Tree Surgeon finishes trimming back this tree to control its water consumption and alleviate subsidence risk
Tennis players often have lots to say about this overhanging branch, but the Council are not willing to chop this tree’s limb off
A Gingko Tree and its Carpet of Yellow Gold -In Southwark Park SE16
A tree and a brick pillar located in the Ada Salter Garden in Southwark Park. Ada’s Garden was previously under threat of destruction to make way for a Leisure Centre - a plan which campaigners managed to persuade Southwark Council to abandon
Bathed in light in Southwark Park. The Plane Tree accounts for over half of our City’s population
Tree roots damage the pavement and cause issues for pedestrians, especially those using prams and wheelchairs. The council has started using permeable and flexible pavement to solve these issues