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Hundreds of trees, including Ancient and Veteran Oaks and Hawthorns hundreds of years old, are under threat at the Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries.


Many of these beautiful trees are not shown on Southwark's plans - which involve felling hundreds of trees and excavating or mounding over thousands of graves, for new inner London burial space.


To protect the trees and preserve history, Save Southwark Woods is mapping them and publishing the results online, using neighbourhood mapping app, TiCL.


Who can map?


All welcome - anyone can join in! This is Citizen Science, having fun, counting and protecting trees and making history!


Where are we mapping?


All the trees in the Camberwell Cemeteries, but also the trees in neighbouring streets and gardens too.


What do I need?


Only three things:


- a Tree ID book

- a measuring tape (preferably soft but metal will do)

- a phone with interenet and the TiCL app downloaded

to record the trees online as you count


How to map?


- Download the free TiCL app onto your phone and register

- Find the Save Southwark Woods area you want to map

- Find your tree

- Make an 'article' on the app

- Note the tree species and girth in centimetres at approx 1 metre above the ground

- Take a photo of the tree


While standing right next to the tree, upload the tree species, girth and photo onto the app as an 'article'


Where to map?


There are many areas and streets to map - email us to check which areas need mapping, so as not to duplicate.


Just email us at:





The Big Tree Count!

August - October 2015


Camberwell Old Cemetery Forest Hill Road London SE22 0RS

Camberwell New Cemetery Brenchley Gardens London SE23 3RD    |    |    @southwarkwoods    |    Facebook Page Save Southwark Woods