The trees on Cambridge’s streets, parks and gardens add to its unique character – as well as its biodiversity.
Trees improve the city’s climate – they produce oxygen, bind dust particles, and provide shade. This makes a vital contribution to the wellbeing of everybody who lives and works here.
Our Tree Strategy sets out how we manage trees to maximise their benefits. The links below will take you to more information about the city's trees and how you can get involved.
Our short video about trees in Cambridge introduces the work we do to plant and protect trees, and our free trees for babies scheme.
- Council-managed trees – Information on how we maintain and plant trees in our streets, housing estates and parks
- Privately owned and protected trees – Information if you own, manage or are affected by a tree in a conservation area protected by a Tree Preservation Order
- Find out your rights and responsibilities in regard to trees – Information if you own, manage or are affected by a privately owned tree
- Find out how we manage common tree issues and report a problem
- Find out if a tree has a TPO or is in a conservation area
- Request a new tree preservation order if you think a specific tree should be protected
- Sponsor a tree – Support additional tree planting in the city through our partnership with Trees for Streets, the national street trees sponsorship scheme
If you want to learn more about the city’s trees, take a walk along one of our tree trails. There’s one at Cherry Hinton Hall and another at the Accordia site off Brooklands Avenue. They’re about 1.5km long and you can use your smartphone to learn about the trees.
Help us manage the city’s trees
We want you to be active participants in managing and caring for Cambridge’s urban forest. If you think you could help us manage the city’s trees, here’s what you could do to help:
- Comment on our planned tree works
- Help us map the city’s trees
- Help us water new trees
- Plant a tree in your garden
- Suggest a location for planting a new tree