Urban Forest: Hackney Central Circular

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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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We are offering other Urban Forest Explorations this autumn:

  • Brockley Sunday 28th 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