The aims of the Barnet Tree Policy are to:
- Support our changing and growing borough whilst also maintaining and improving the boroughs tree stock and natural environment
- Contribute to biodiversity
- Be a leader in tree planting and maintenance in London
- Contribute to the health of residents in the borough by bringing about improvements to air quality by sequestration of carbon dioxide and reduction in levels of nitrogen dioxide. By carrying out targeted tree planting to reduce air temperatures and the urban heat island effect.
The Barnet Tree Policy was adopted in October 2017. The policy contains a description of the current tree stock, a vision and an action plan and links to the Parks and Open Spaces Strategy adopted in May 2016.