Every year we work with the Merton Tree Wardens group to find Merton's favourite tree.
Nominate your favourite tree in Merton
Download an nomination form:
The deadline for entries is 30 September each year.
Please email your entry to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the entry criteria below.
Merton Tree Wardens will inspect all nominations and Merton Council's tree officers will choose the winner. The best nominations will be featured in either
My Merton magazine or the local press.
If you nominate the winning tree, we will plant a new tree in a park or vacant street tree pit near you.
Previous winners include:
False Acacia, Dorset Road
Maidenhair trees, Ravensbury Park
Swamp Cypress, Canons
About Merton Tree Wardens
Tree Warden Group Merton is a voluntary organisation that funds and carries out planting and maintenance of trees, woodland and hedges in the borough's parks and open spaces, involving and supporting friends' groups and residents' associations.
The national Tree Wardens scheme is operated by
The Tree Council and helps people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods.
A tree can be nominated for its size, form, species, wildlife value, historical and cultural value or its contribution to the townscape.
- Townscape value: your nomination can be a specimen tree or a group in a public place, which because of its position is visually important to the townscape.
- Historical and cultural value: does your tree have importance either in relation to Merton or yourself?
- Wildlife value: does your tree have any of the following? If so, you could note which and how much.
Epiphytes (non-parasitic plants growing on the tree, e.g. moss)
Dead wood in the branches
Cavities in the trunk or crown