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Evening Tree Walk at Sydenham Hill Wood, Wednesday 31 May, 7pm-9pm

Sydenham Hill Wood © London Wildlife Trust

Guided tree walk in Sydenham Hill Wood to uncover the ancient landscape of the Great North Wood.

Join our Sydenham Hill Wood Conservation Officer for a guided tree walk as part of London Tree Week. As one of the largest remnants of the Great North Wood, the Wood has a fascinating range of native tree species which indicate the ancient lineage of the habitats.

By identifying the trees and understanding why they are there, a rich natural and cultural history can be uncovered, pointing to a landscape formed after the Ice Age ended some 10,000 years ago and redrawn over the centuries by human industry and settlement.

The trees of Sydenham Hill Wood provide habitat of metropolitan importance to London, with species like the great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, stock dove and tree creeper dependent on the Wood’s populations of sessile oaks to survive.

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Please wear study footwear fit for uneven paths with gentle inclines, as well as clothing suitable for the conditions.

If there is prolonged heavy rain, thunderstorms or high winds the walk will be postponed to a later date.

This is a free walk, a minimum donation of £2 towards our work is recommended

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Tree Walk in Dulwich Park – Saturday 29 October, 10am-12pm

Acorns on an oak tree

Join The London Wildlife Trust for a walk in Dulwich Park

A guided walk looking at the trees of Dulwich Park in partnership with the Dulwich Society and Southwark Council

Dulwich Park is a remnant of the ancient Dulwich Common. Before becoming a park in 1890 it was farmland where the River Effra, one of London’s most well known lost rivers, flowed. Though the park is nearing 130 years of age, it has trees which are much older.

There are a number of old boundary oak trees which mark former parcels of farmland and common land. We will be looking closely at these trees, talking about their significance to us today as relicts of London’s natural and cultural heritage.

Dulwich Park is host to a great variety of trees and the London Wildlife Trust will attempt to identify and discover the stories of as many of the species as we can.

Meet: Inside the College Road gates, Dulwich Park,


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Evening tree walk at Sydenham Hill Wood – Wednesday 15 June, 7pm-9pm

Guided tree walk in Sydenham Hill Wood to uncover the ancient landscape of the Great North Wood.

Sydenham Hill Wood © London Wildlife Trust

Sydenham Hill Wood © London Wildlife Trust

Join the Sydenham Hill Wood Conservation Officer for a guided tree walk. As one of the largest remnants of the Great North Wood, the Wood has a fascinating range of native tree species which indicate the ancient lineage of the habitats.

By identifying the trees and understanding why they are there, a rich natural and cultural history can be uncovered, pointing to a landscape formed after the Ice Age ended some 10,000 years ago and redrawn over the centuries by human industry and settlement.

The trees of Sydenham Hill Wood provide habitat of metropolitan importance to London, with species like the great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, stock dove and tree creeper dependent on the Wood’s populations of sessile oaks to survive.

Please wear study footwear fit for uneven paths with gentle inclines, as well as clothing suitable for the conditions.

If there is prolonged heavy rain, thunderstorms or high winds the walk will be postponed to a later date.

This is a free walk, donations to London Wildlife Trust are welcome.

Event Location

Inside the Crescent Wood Road gate by the London Wildlife Trust noticeboard,
Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox’s Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6LS


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Tree Walk at Crystal Palace Park – Saturday 27th February 2016, 11am-12.30pm

Sessile oak trees (D. Greenwood)

Sessile oak trees (Daniel Greenwood)

Guided tree walk in one London’s most famous parks

Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk of Crystal Palace Park and delve into the ancient woodland history of the Great North Wood. As a relic of the Great North Wood, Crystal Palace Park has a rich natural and cultural history. It was Penge Common until 1827, a 500 acre common with ancient woodland and grassland that took in Anerley

Penge is a Celt word meaning ‘the end of the wood’

The oak tree is the symbol of the Great North Wood and many can be found at Crystal Palace

There are also a number of non-native, ornamental trees which tell a story of their own about the history of the park

Where: Crystal Palace rail station, Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace
When: Saturday 27th February 2016, 11am-12.30pm
Cost: Free

 


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Tree planting with the Friends of Hilly Fields and BrocSoc

Thanks to the Tree Council as part of their Diamond Jubilee planting initiatives the Friends of Hilly Fields and the Brockley Society will be planting a mixed fruit hedge at Hilly Fields.  The event takes place on Saturday 16 March between 10.30am – 2pm.  Feel free to drop in at any point to plant a few raspberries and share a light lunch, kindly provided by the Tree Council.

At 1pm there will be a Brockley Tree Walk with the head of the Tree Council, Jon Stokes.

 

Join in with some fruit hedge planting or maybe just a tree walk!

Join in with some fruit hedge planting or maybe just a tree walk!