Stalking Trees


The ‘Hardy Ash’, Old St Pancras Churchyard, London Photo: Peter Coles

We are not “tree huggers” but we do love trees, for we feel that they contribute more to our urban neighbourhoods than they detract.  Urban trees are a hardy bunch, able to absorb not only natural hazards, but also man-made pollutants, restoring the quality of air we breathe, and providing habitat for many species of wildlife.  Many trees have witnessed significant changes to their surroundings, so as our cities expand, some trees are threatened by development, others are planted to create new vistas, shade and shelter.

For several years, we have been getting people to share their knowledge and stories about trees, and more recently, with the help of urban naturalist, photographer and writer Peter Coles, we have ‘stalking trees’ to discover more about individual species and specimen, and how they can be photographed in different seasons.

Forthcoming Stalking Trees adventures:


  • Stalking Trees in Highgate Woods
  • A photography walkshop with Peter Coles
  • Saturday 27 May 10.30am-12.00pm
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  • Stalking Trees: Beating the Bounds
  • A photography walkshop with Peter Coles
  • Monday 29 May 6.30pm-8.30pm Start: Golders Green tube station
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  • Stalking the City’s Monastery Mulberries
  • 11.00am-1.00pm Tuesday 30 May Start: Blackfriars rail and tube station EC4V 4DD
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  • Stalking the Hardy Ash
  • A photography walkshop with Peter Coles
  • Wednesday 31 May 6.15pm-8.00pm Start: Kentish Town rail & tube station
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Discover trees we have already stalked:

Discover previous Mulberry walks we have undertaken: