05 May 2022

Spring Tree Walk
Claudia Mernick

   What a wonderful start to the season! On Sunday 1st May a group of 25 people came to our annual Spring Tree Walk. It was led, as usual, by tree expert John Wells who combines vast knowledge with humour and an easy going style. 

   We followed him round the park as he introduced us to around 15 different species. We sniffed the tangerine scent of the Grand Fir which stands behind the Cafe, learnt about the lichen which covers the ash tree near Hindes Road Gate and found out why the Cherry Plum Tree (yes, its fruits are edible) is called Pissard’s Horrible!

   If you want to learn why and much more - then come our next Tree Walk in the Autumn. (Sunday 2nd October) It’s a lovely way to be more engaged with the natural history of our park.

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