Tree Trail

ECCO Tree Trail

Black Locust Tree on the corner of Colson Road and Addiscombe Road

We may not have much public open space in the ECCO area, but we have well over 300 trees!  The image above is of a Black Locust Tree on the corner of Colson Road and Addiscombe Road.

Most of our trees were photographed in 2020 and mapped on an app developed by TiCL Media, based at the Sussex Innovation Centre in One Croydon. You can use this app to locate and identify the trees, then link to a website with further information about that particular species.  Many thanks to Croydon Council for a grant to make this possible.

We hope that this app will encourage greater interest in our local trees and encourage people to water young trees near their homes when rain is scarce.

You can explore the trees in the ECCO area from home, by going to the TiCL webpage (www.ticl.me

  • Register your email address and password (or log in if you have already done so).
  • You will be asked for a location.  If you type in “Croydon”, you will see a grid of local  projects, including the ECCO TreeTrail.
  • Either
    • Click on the link ECCO TreeTrail.  After a few moments, the locations of our trees will appear on the map above.  Zoom in and click on a marker to bring up a photo of the tree you are interested in.
    • Click on the link Read More.  After a few moments, a list  of trees with their photographs and locations will appear.
  • The entry for each tree has
    • a  blue www link.  This will take you to more information about this species of tree. If you think this information is incorrect, just click on arrow beneath the www. link or the name of the tree. A screen will come up that will allow you to input your comments.
    • a Flag link. 
    • a Map link.  This will show you where the tree is in the ECCO area.
    • a Direct Me link. When you click on it, a screen will come up with an arrow pointing in the direction of the tree you have chosen, with the distance between you and this tree in meters.
  • If you would like to find out about another tree click the refresh button  at the very top of your screen and start walking towards it.

You can also explore the trees in the ECCO area on the street, using your mobile phone

  • Register with TiCL (www.ticl.me
  • Download the TiCL App from this web page (https://ticl.me/ticlapp), the  App Store or Google Play onto your mobile phone
  • Click on the TiCL icon  on your mobile phone
  • Click on the arrow on the right of the ECCO Tree Trail section
  • A list of all the local trees will come up, with the nearest to you at the top. NB your nearest tree may be on the adjoining road
  • The entry for each tree has
    • a www link.  This will take you to more information about this species of tree.
    • a Flag link.  You can use this if you think someone else has input comments that require moderation.
    • a Map link.  This will show you where the tree is in the ECCO area.
    • a Direct Me link. When you click on it, a screen will come up with an arrow pointing in the direction of the tree you have chosen, with the distance between you and this tree in meters.