Nov 29 2018

Talking Trees Volunteers – Talk dates!

Did you know that the Trust has volunteer speakers known as Talking Trees volunteers?  With an almost 100 strong team our Talking Trees volunteers are out on the ground talking to people about all things woods and trees. 


The speakers share a passion for trees and travel the length and breadth of their regions sharing their knowledge and not only educating people on the wonderful world of trees and their importance but also inspiring groups to get together and plant trees, to become Woodland Trust members and encourage people to get out and enjoy their local woodlands.


Last year saw the Talking Trees network celebrate 25 years of talks – that’s lots of talking!!!  But don’t worry if you haven’t managed to catch a talk there are always plenty happening across the region delivered by one of Northern Ireland’s volunteer speakers!.  


If you would like to check out one of the talks you can always come along to one of the events below:




Talking Trees volunteer Peter Lyons will be delivering talks to:


Picture: Michael Cooper


Fibromyalgia Awareness Group
Date: Tuesday 18th December 2018
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Location: 1st Presbyterian Church, Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, Co. Down


Gilnahirk Womens Group
Wednesday 20th February 2019
2.15pm – 3.30pm
Gilnahirk Presbyterian Church Hall



Senior Citizens Forum
Friday 22nd February 2019
                                                                        Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
                                                                        Location: Glengormley Pavilion, 32 Carnmoney Road



                                                                        Stormont Probus
                                                                                       Date: Monday 20th May 2019
                                                                                       Time: 11.30 am – 12.30pm
                                                                                       Location: Stormont Hotel, 587 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3LP


                                                                                   Portaferry WI

                                                                                       Date: Tuesday 10th December 2019
                                                                                       Time: 7.30pm- 8.30pm
                                                                                       Location: Portaferry




Talking Trees volunteer Darren Houston will be delivering talks to:


Templepatrick Womens Institute

Date: May (day to be confirmed) 2019
Time & location will be confirmed


U3A Ballymoney

Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019 (Revised Date)
Time & location will be confirmed



Kells and Connor Womens Institute
Date: Monday 13th May 2019
                                                               Time & location will be confirmed



                                                             Derriaghy over 50’s 
                                                             Date: March 2019 (day to be confirmed)
                                                             Time & location will be confirmed in the new year


If you would like more information on becoming a Talking Trees volunteer, or would like more information on one of the above events please email

1 Comment
  • MaggieMcCallum

    Good to see you here, Darren – hope you can see me too! It’s Maggie from the SRUC PG course! I do some volunteering with WTS.

    Hope all well with you and family in lovely NI. Maggie (Glasgow)

    November 29, 2018 at 7:51 pm

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