The most valuable street tree in Britain has been identified as a £750,000 plane in the heart of Mayfair. The tree that dates back to the Vitorian era and is six feet wide is located in Berkeley Square. It emerged as the most valuable in the capital according to a valuing system developed by local authority tree officers. Their system assesses a tree’s worth by its size, health, historical significance and how many people live nearby to enjoy it.
There are dozens more trees worth more than £500,000 in boroughs such as Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. In less fashionable outer boroughs, a £267,000 oak has been identified in Southgate as well as a £200,000 plane in Epping High Street. Now only to cut up those trees and sell them!