London Tree Week Returns With Loads Of Fun Things To Do

By Zoe Craig Last edited 16 months ago
London Tree Week Returns With Loads Of Fun Things To Do
Cherry blossom by St Paul's Cathedral. Photo by psyxjaw via the Londonist flickrpool

Join in the fun at London Tree Week, and you can learn about the edible trees in Tower Hamlets Cemetery, perform your own dawn chorus in Walpole Park; and hear the history of London mulberry trees near St Paul's Cathedral.

There's also the chance to learn about woodland conservation in Barnet; write a tree-themed haiku in the Imperial War Museum's gardens; and join activist Guy Mannes-Abbott on a walk around the urban forest at the old Heygate Estate.

London Tree Week also includes an evening of talks by, among others, Londonist's favourite tree climber, Jack Cooke.

London Tree Week is an incredibly varied and brilliantly accessible festival: who doesn't love a tree?

Run by the Mayor of London, London Tree Week also includes an exhibition about trees at City Hall; and offers a couple of downloadable 'Tree Trails' to complete under your own steam if you can't make the special events themselves.

There's also a London Tree Week photography competition: share your photos on Instagram or Twitter using #LondonCanopy and #LondonTreeWeek. Organisers will choose a daily 'photo of the day' and there'll a prize for the 'photo of the week'.

London Tree Week runs from 28 May-5 June 2016. Follow @LDN_environment for updates.

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You can even pick your own copy of the City of London Tree Trail at the City Information Centre next to St Paul's Cathedral.