Date(s) - 07/10/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hackney Central 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 Hackney.
Hackney has become known as an ‘Urban Arboretum’ and with good reason: this east end borough is home to perhaps the most diverse selection of street trees in London. Over 300 species and cultivars can be found, and on this walk around a small part of the borough we will encounter at least 10%.
“In Hackney, you can find streets lined with Kentucky Coffee Trees in Clapton, Hibiscus in Shoreditch, Wild Service Tree in Stoke Newington and Scots Pine in Dalston. The urban forest is relatively young here but what it lacks in maturity, it makes up for in diversity. There is something of interest at virtually every turn, and it will be exciting to see this part of town mature in the coming years.” from ‘London’s Street Trees’ by Paul Wood
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.
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