Urban Forest: Muswell Hill

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Date(s) - 11/11/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mossy Well public house (Wetherspoon)

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 Muswell Hill.

Did you know London is a forest? According to one UN definition it is. On this walk around elevated neighbourhood of Muswell Hill, we will take a close look at the urban forest and its development from some of the finest London Plane avenues in town to the ancient woodland of Coldfall Wood.

Small pockets of ancient woodland provide evidence that glaciation came this far south in Britain, one such is Coldfall Woods in Muswell Hill. Traditionally managed in the past we will see Oak standards with former Hornbeam coppice and maybe the elusive Wild Service Tree. The residential streets of Muswell Hill play host to a variety of mature street trees, including Hornbeam, Birches and Whitebeam.

We have had a remarkable summer, with some of London’s hottest temperatures – how have our street trees fared? Will the autumn colours persist longer this year, or will see leaf fall earlier? Find out the answers from street tree guru Paul on this fascinating and lovely walk.

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We are offering other Urban Forest Explorations this autumn

  • Hackney Central Circular Sunday 7th October 10.30am-12.30pm Read more
  • Brockley Sunday 28th October 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