The EFUF awards panel is delighted to announce that the award of Young European Urban Forester of the Year Award 2017 has gone to John Parker who works for Transport for London as Senior Technical Specialist – Arboriculture & Landscape, and who is chair of the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA).

The award committee were very impressed by John’s commitment to bring together those involved with management of individual trees with those engaged in land use based urban forestry, governance and planning as well as his skills and activity in promoting urban forestry.  The awards panel were faced with a significant task given the high standard and number of applications received in 2017.

The award is now in its fifth year and is supported by Green Infrastructure and Urban Forestry Consultancy, MD² Consulting Ltd and the scientific journal  Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

Background information on the Young Urban Forester Award can be found on this page.