Urban Forest: Peckham

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Date(s) - 21/01/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Peckham Rye rail station,

10.30am – 12.30pm Sunday 21 January Start: Peckham Rye rail station, London SE15 5DQ

Continuing the popular series of Stalking Trees walkshops, we are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of London Street Trees (Guardian Nature Books  of 2017) to entice you to Explore the Urban Forest.

Time Out London 16/1/18

Our January Urban Forest Exploration on Sunday 21 January 10.30am – 12.30pm: is Urban Forest: Peckham

A Guardian Nature Book of 2017

For our January urban forest exploration, we head to the temperate climes of Peckham, where a fascinating variety of trees – old and new – may be encountered on the hip streets of this trendy south London enclave. Thanks to the enlightened planting decisions of Southwark Council (one of the top London boroughs for street trees: https://thestreettree.com/2017/05/23/five-of-the-best-london-boroughs-for-street-trees/), we may find early-flowering Persian Ironwoods, Golden False Acacias and the delightful Bastard Service Tree among the extensive SE15 species list. It may be January, but there will be lots to see and it will be a chance to hone those winter tree ID skills! So join Paul Wood for this Peckham circular taking in Peckham Rye, Bellenden Road and surrounding streets.

We will be handing out a field notebook and pencils, for you to keep your own learning journal and Paul will be signing copies of his book that will be available to purchase.
Our route begins and ends at Peckham Rye station, SE15 5DQ.

Tickets £18 (plus booking fee) in advance / £20 on the day
To find out more about previous or future 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 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 with Paul Wood, the Street Tree guru