We all know that the National Archive is mine of information and will usually have an answer to your question. More difficult is the desire to browse and see what else is there. When my son worked there years ago he pointed me to their blog; in particular one by Andrew Janes about the King’s (Private) Road. I have rediscovered this and whilst only short it is one of several by this author usually with a map theme. There is one about V bombs and women with interesting jobs. So one evening when the TV is too grim explore the TNA Blog.
Maya has let me know about this website called TreeTalk There is no history involved and it is a little out of date with venues and frustratingly lists all the (closed) pubs. You put in your postcode, or a start and destination, and it will give you a route to find a variety of specimen trees. We are lucky that previous generations have planted interesting and varied trees in public spaces. Most street trees are not listed but we are lucky also to be in a borough that values and replaces them. Take a walk and tell us about the history you found!