Welcome to the LTOA website. The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) constitutes the professional & technical voice for London's trees & woodlands. Its aim is to enhance the management of the Capital's trees.
We hope that you find the LTOA website both interesting & informative. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Nominations are now invited for this year’s London Tree and Woodland Awards.
The London Tree and Woodland Awards raise awareness of London’s urban forest, celebrate the great work taking place and inspire others to do more.
In summary the award categories for this year are:
1. Community Woodland Award
2. Community Tree Award
3. Acorn Award
4. Trees and Development Award
5. Trees and Learning Award
6. Individual Commitment Award
On behalf of the Forestry Commission, the London Tree Officers' Association (LTOA) surveyed 2,979 London plane trees (Platanus x acerifolia) in 2014 for symptoms of C. platani. Inspections were undertaken at 53 sites across 28 London boroughs. More than half of the sites surveyed included potential hosts planted during the past 10 years, and the sites ranged in size from a minimum of 20 to, in some cases, more than 200 trees. No positive findings of C. platani were detected in any of the trees inspected.
For more information please see this link http://www.forestry.gov.uk/planetreethreats.
A Green Infrastructure Task Force Report Prepared by the Greater London Authority on behalf of the Green Infrastructure Task Force. This is about a a vision for the Green Infrastructure of the future city. A high quality and well-maintained green infrastructure is integral to keeping the city healthy, happy, moving and functioning.
By 2050, all neighbourhoods will be able to benefit from, enjoy, and take pride in London’s green infrastructure.
The tree pest oriental chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) has been confirmed in sweet chestnut trees (Castanea sativa) in a woodland in Kent.
A Forestry Commission spokesperson said:
“The oriental chestnut gall wasp has been discovered in one area of Kent.
“This is a pest that only affects sweet chestnut (Castanea) species of tree, and does not pose any risk to people, pets or farm livestock.
“We have launched an immediate investigation of the surrounding woodland and, once we have fully assessed the situation, we will swiftly take any appropriate action.”
A full statement has been published on our website at www.forestry.gov.uk/gallwasp, and will be updated as the situation evolves. The affected woodland is Farningham Woods, near Sevenoaks, Kent.
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