May 16 2022

Urban tree week – get involved

This year’s urban tree festival is in full swing!  The Festival runs through to Sunday 22nd May and includes a range of online and offline events. Find out more and book here: 2022 Events Programme — Urban Tree Festival 


The Urban Tree Festival is an opportunity to celebrate all that urban trees do for us! The trees in our towns and cities who help to make our living environments ‘liveable’.


The Woodland Trust will be hosting a daily lunchtime webinar called ‘Tree Rings’ and several of our wonderful colleagues will be contributing.


Look out for:

 Monday 16th May: 13:00 Vicky Entwistle will be joined by Students for Trees for an urban trees’ wellness session Book here  

Tuesday 17th May: 13:00 Tom Reed will be talking about “Ancient trees in the urban landscape” Book here

Tuesday 17th May: 14:00 Take part in a citizen science Mapathon project to map the UK’s urban tree cover, with The Woodland Trust and Forest Research Book here

Wednesday 18th May: 13:00 Adam Cormack­ will be hosting a session with American Forests on their tree equity metric, with a demonstration of their online tool Book here

Thursday 19th May: 14:00  Bridget Fox will be discussing urban tree protection in planning with colleagues from Bristol Tree Forum and consultant arboriculturist Russell Horsey Book here

 Friday 20th May: 13:00 Woodland Trust site managers Colin and Hannah, together with our friend Catherine Nuttgens from Sheffield’s Community Forestry team will be speaking about the challenges of managing the woods and trees in our towns and cities, with a delve into ash dieback, anti-social behaviour and tree planting Book here


There’s lots happening across the week and some great online content – hopefully the festival may also be an opportunity for you to celebrate the trees on your own doorstep too!

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