Urban Forest: Brockley

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Date(s) - 28/10/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Brockley Overground station

A new season of Urban Forest Explorations. We are delighted to welcome back Paul Wood, author of ‘London Street Trees‘ (Guardian Nature Books  of 2017) to entice you to Explore the Urban Forest in Brockley.

Brockley is rightly the volunteer tree warden capital of south London, forging ahead by creating NGO Street Trees for Living. Not only does it have hundreds of tree enthusiasts but in conjunction with Lewisham Borough Council, it has encouraged residents right across the borough to take an interest in the trees planted in their streets.

From exotic Persian Silk Trees outside Brockley station to mature London Planes on Wickham Road, the area is festooned with a rich variety of species.

We have had a remarkable summer, with some of London’s hottest temperatures – how have our street trees fared? What spectacles might we encounter this late in the season? Are the autumn colours set to appear earlier this year? Ask street tree guru Paul Wood on this lovely and fascinating walk.

Prices at the time: £18 in advance (+ Eventbrite booking fee), £22 on the day – Avoid booking fees by using PayPal button below £2 cash back as an early bird ticket before 14/10/18

What took place:

Paul Wood introduces the walk standing beside a Persian silk tree

Paul Wood describing a recent street tree planting

Red Strawberry tree in a Brockley front garden

Unexpected discovery an elm as a street tree

We are offering other Urban Forest Explorations this autumn:

  • Hackney Central Circular Sunday 7th October 10.30am-12.30pm Read more
  • Muswell Hill Sunday 11th November 10.30am-12.30pm Read more

To find out more about previous 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 (out of 5) 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 | 4 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

Walking in Step:

Paul Wood