Explore the Urban Forest – Arboreal Arrivistes – The story of tree migrants

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Date(s) - 10/12/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trunk of a sweet chestnut in Greenwich Park

Continuing our new season of Urban Forest Explorations, to coincide with a new book from Paul Wood: London Tree Walks.  Paul is the author of ‘London is a Forest’ (2019) and ‘London’s Street Trees‘ (one of the Guardian’s Nature Books of 2017) and the Great Trees of London Map (2020). We entice you to discover Arboreal Arrivistes – the story of tree migrants.


Ailanthus altissima

Alien, exotic, invasive are just some of the terms used to describe plants that are a familiar part of our landscape. In this illustrated talk, Paul Wood will uncover the stories of trees from all around the world that have made Britain their home over the centuries. Paul will particularly focus on London on which most of his research has been centred, but the species, and their secret histories he’ll highlight will be unfamiliar to many.

This 45 – 60 minute tour is guaranteed to make you see trees in a whole new way!

Urban Forest Explorations are produced by the Museum of Walking.

Once you book, joining instructions will be sent to you within 3 hours of the event start – also check your junk mail, just in case!

To book, there is no set ticket price on this Virtual Tour – we give you a choice at three price points below – we hope you appreciate the efforts we put in to put these events on – many thanks, Andrew & Paul.

Free tickets area available to NHS staff and key workers 

Don’t want to pay via PayPal? – don’t worry, you can pay be credit card – check here to see the steps you will encounter when you book.

To find out more about previous or future Urban Forest Explorations with Paul Wood and the Museum of Walking – click here.

What participants told us on previous Exploring the Urban Forest walkshops: 

What I like best about the event | What I found surprising | How much I enjoyed it and why?

  • Learning and fun as one | All our friends wanted to come | 5 stars |
  • The tree talks | The trees that only this borough plants | 5 stars | Very interesting and good guide
  • Looking at local area & stories | The depth of knowledge of the guide| 5 stars | Interesting & enjoyable, lovely detail in unexpected places
  • The diversity of trees I had never seen before | The Strawberry tree | 5 stars | Paul was very informative

Buy Paul’s latest book?  London Tree Walks by Paul Wood – signed copy sent to your door – buy from Paul’s on-line shop

Image credits: Paul Wood

Featured image: Greenwich Park Sweet Chestnut


Bookings are closed for this event.

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