Launched in May 2018 with a crowdfunding campaign, help us make the Urban Tree Festival an annual event.


Welcome to the Urban Tree Festival 2020 – we are coming back next year from Saturday 16 May until Sunday 24 May – there will be lots of walks, talks and performances of everything urban tree and our finale day will be packed full of family-friendly activities held at Bell House, College Road, in Dulwich south east London

You can read about 2019’s Urban Tree Festival under “Chapter Two“.  It was the second outing since our launch the previous year, made possible by the continued financial support of Trees for Cities, the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives through planting trees in cities and Tonkin Liu architects. Volunteers carry a heavy load too, and we want to especially thank James Boyle and Gail Astbury for their hard work.

The Urban Tree festival mission is simply to celebrate trees in urban settings – with your help we want to run an annual festival – please use our Get in Touch page if you can offer time, financial support, or expert advice.

Who we are:

We are individuals passionate about trees, and as we are all city-dwellers, we like to celebrate trees in urban settings.

Andrew Stuck is founding director of the Museum of Walking, and publisher of Talking Walking podcasts.  He Tweets @museumofwalking

Paul Wood is the author of two books about urban trees, ‘London’s Street Trees, and ‘London is a Forest’. He also publishes and can be found on social media @TheStreetTree.

Mel Sutton – Yoga teacher and Chopra meditation instructor, Mel has been teaching and working in Natural Health for over 25 years. She is a qualified homeopath, aromatherapist and nutritionist bringing all this experience to her events. Her passion and enthusiasm is infectious. Mel loves nothing better than taking groups outside into nature to experience the health benefits of just being  or on Instagram: @naturalhealthwithmel

Peter Coles (@PcolesPeter) is a writer and photographer particularly interested in urban nature and veteran trees. With the Conservation Foundation and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, he set up Morus Londinium to document and preserve London’s mulberry tree heritage (@LMulberries). His book Mulberry on the global cultural history of the mulberry tree, is published by Reaktion Books. Peter is a Teaching and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London and regularly gives talks and leads walks related to London’s mulberry tree heritage (see also ).

Peter Fiennes, (@pfiennesauthor of ‘Oak and Ash and Thorn: the Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain’

Simon Edwards (@TiCLme) is founding Director of TiCL Media Ltd. He has worked in partnership with The Tree Council to create website and App software to help organisations create Tree Trails for visitors to their green spaces.

Our partners include:


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