Few towns in Britain compare with Cheltenham for its trees. The town enjoys mature forest trees throughout its rich parkland and tree-lined streets, as well as a wide array of exotic ornamenal trees. This is a legacy left over from the town's Regency days when it became a Spa town, and which Cheltenham Borough Council are committed to maintaining.

At a guess, Cheltenham has in the region of around 60,000 trees, although the actual number is likely to exceed this figure. This includes both council and privately owned trees.

For queries regarding trees in parks, gardens or open spaces or Cheltenham Borough Homes tree enquiries, please email trees@cheltenham.gov.uk.

trees in the park

Tree felling on Leckhampton Hill - Spring 2022

Sadly, ash dieback, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has reached Leckhampton Hill and is already affecting many trees.

To ensure public safety, a tree felling programme will be taking place on Leckhampton Hill during May 2022.

Find out more about the planned tree felling

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) schemeThe Queen's Green Canopy logo

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Find out more about the Queen's Green Canopy scheme