Guidance documents led by TDAG partners
Street Design Standards – Briefing Sheet 2020
Institution of Civil Engineers, Urban Design Group, PRIAN and TDAG.
This briefing sheet sets out current and withdrawn practice for street design standards. This will inform and empower urban designers, tree officers, highway designers and planners to ensure that current standards are applied to all street design projects whether new developments or retrofitting. Available at
National organisations issuing tree-related publications and resources
The Woodland Trust
Trees, People and the Built Environment (TPBE) International Urban Tree Research Conferences hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters for a broad range of partners
Proceedings for the conferences are available.
2011 (TPBE 1)
2014 (TPBE 2)
2017 (TPBE 3)
The benefits of large species trees in urban landscapes; a costing, design and management guide
A comprehensive guide aimed at the construction industry produced by CIRIA in 2012 available for purchase at
Trees in Towns II
This government commissioned report will be invaluable to those engaged in establishing policies and setting appropriate levels of resources to plan, develop, and manage robust urban tree populations. The 36-page Executive Summary can be downloaded for free at
The full report (650 pages, B&W paperback) can be purchased at