Urban Forest: Angel to Old Street

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Date(s) - 18/05/2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Angel tube station

Part of London’s 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible made possible with support from Trees for Cities, the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives through planting trees in cities.

We are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of “London Street Trees” and “London is a Forest” to lead a 2 hour walkshop to Explore the Urban Forest.

Urban Forest: Angel to Old Street

Soaring planes and rare exotic trees feature on this walk around the backstreets of Islington and Shoreditch.

Starting at Angel tube station, we criss-cross City Road and weave our way between the boroughs of Islington and Hackney where quite different planting decisions have been made.

The inner city is where the urban heat island effect – a microclimate where temperatures, especially at night, can be 10 degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside – is most keenly felt. Urban trees therefore have to cope with very different conditions to their country cousins and on this walk we will see what that means on the ground.

Paul is able to identify almost every tree as well as providing fascinating insights into the history of urban trees in London. Along the way we are likely to encounter London Planes, Foxglove trees, Olives, Hibiscus and Pineapple Guavas among many, many more.

Meet Paul Wood by the exit of Angel tube station for the start of the walk.

If you wish you can purchase copies of two of his books (and collect them at the start of the walk)  – make your selection from the booking form below.

  • London’s Street Trees; a Field Guide to the Urban Forest – £12:99
  • London is a Forest – £12:00
  • By both books for £22:49, saving 10%

Walk ticket prices: £8 in advance / on the day. Concession (Under 21 or & Senior Citizen – Proof of age required / Reg Unemployed /Disability): £4

When booking tickets we ask you to provide your name , email and mobile phone number – we only use your e mail to send a reminder of the event, and should last minute changes occur to an event, we can text you details on the day (if you provide your phone number).

Please print off your receipt and bring to start of the event as proof of ticket purchase

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