Wednesday 27 May
Ten Acre and Gutteridge Woods Healthy Walk
Charville Library, Bury Avenue, Hillingdon, UB4 8LF, 11:00am-12:30pm
Countryside and conservation officer Alison Shipley leads this four-mile walk through Hillingdon’s Ten Acre and Gutteridge Woods. No booking required, but you’ll need to complete a brief health walks form first.
Oak processionary moth awareness
Holly Lodge, Richmond Park, TW10 5HS, 11:00am-2:00pm
Andrew Hoppit from the Forestry Commission leads this event which is for anyone with an interest in this area, particularly those who either own or manage oak trees.
Mandeville Place Community Orchard launch
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 12:00pm-4:00pm
A celebration of the opening of Mandeville Place Community Orchard and new pavilion in the centre of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. There will be free activities such as face-painting, story-telling, apple-bobbing, roaming theatre performances and ‘have a go’ sports like boccia and wheelchair basketball.
Thursday 28 May
Woodland management at Coldfall Woods
Creighton Avenue, Muswell Hill, Haringey N2, 10:00am-3:00pm
Join The Conservation Volunteers in Coldfall Woods to help manage the woodland.
Greenwich Park Tree Walk
Greenwich Park, 10:30am-1:00pm
Join a Royal Parks arboricultural officer for a tour of Greenwich’s trees and flower gardens.
Euston Bus Station, Euston Road, NW1 2BN, 6:30pm-8:30pm
The Museum of Walking and artist Susan Trangmar run this special walkshop to celebrate Platanus x acerifolia and how the prolific planting of this tree’s framed the city. Free event, but booking is essential.
Saturday 30 May
Stalking the Hardy Ash – 29 -30 May
Kentish Town BR/ Tube station, 10:00am-12:00pm
Some 150 years ago, poet and novelist Thomas Hardy was an architect’s technician in charge of excavating the graveyard in Old St Pancras churchyard. This photography walkshop with Peter Coles will explore this extraordinary feature and other unusual trees nearby that Hardy himself would have seen. Free, but booking is essential.
Sunday 31 May
Isabella Plantation Tree Walk
Richmond Park, Broomfield Hill Gate, 11:00am-1:00pm
Jo Scrivener, the park’s assistant manager, leads this special tour of Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park’s 40-acre woodland garden. The tour will focus on its large collection of exotic trees. Free, no booking required.
London Tree Week is part of the RE:LEAF partnership’s work to protect and increase the number of trees in London. Click here to find out more.