Silent Witnesses

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 28/05/2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Euston Bus Station

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The London Plane tree, how bare our streets would be without these shade-providing adaptable and absorbent trees protecting all within our city.

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Photo: Susan Trangmar – Forest of Signs

To celebrate London Tree Week 2015 we have teamed up with artist Susan Trangmar to run this walkshop celebrating the Platanus x acerifolia looking at how the prolific planting of this tree has framed the city and our urban dwellings. Standing for over a 100 years, many of these trees have silently witnessed significant changes in the streets in which they stand, framing historic and modern facades.  To some an inconvenience to development to others saviours of our hospitable urban micro-climate.  Love them or hate them, discover just what they’ve witnessed and find out what they have evoked.

It is estimated that about 20 per cent of London is covered in trees.  The Mayor has a target to increase tree cover by a further 5 per cent, to 25 percent, by 2025………Welcome to London Tree Week where you get the opportunity to celebrate the importance and wonder of the capital’s trees.

This walkshop promises to be a thoughtful celebration in praise of the London Plane and the city it protects.

Cameras are welcome but please note that this is not a photographic workshop but an opportunity to see and consider the relationship between street trees and the changing city in new ways.  You will receive a field notebook and will be encouraged to create your own photographic memory of the event.

Suitable for Adults / Families – accompanied children only (participants to bring their own camera) Free event – but places must be booked: We will be confirming your place the day before and offering it to a waiting list if we cannot obtain confirmation.

This event is generously supported by the Mayor of London and forms part of London Tree Week 2015.

Walking in step with:

Susan Trangmar 

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