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Ancient Tree Walk, Brockwell Park

Saturday, 25th March 2023, 11:00 - 13:00

Ancient Tree Walk, Brockwell Park
Join us on a tree walk through Brockwell Park, looking at the older trees, examining how trees live, grow and rejuvenate

Join us for Greg Packman’s ancient tree walk through Brockwell Park, looking at older trees, examining how trees live, grow and rejuvenate. And also look at the role trees have played through human civilisation.

The walk will begin at the park gates closest to Herne Hill station.

Trees are amongst the oldest living organisms to have ever lived – the oldest trees today are believed to be around 5000 years old!

How can trees live this long? Can trees be immortal?

Greg Packman is Senior Tree Inspector for the London Borough of Islington: covering Local Authority tree management and working with external clients such as Epping Forest, the Inner and Middle Temples, and Alexandra Palace. Formerly Greg worked as an Arboricultural Officer for the Royal Parks in London.

Greg leads regular tree walks and presents on a number of tree management issues; particularly London plane trees and Massaria disease of plane, of which Greg has internationally recognised expertise. Greg also sits on the London Tree Officer’s Association Executive Committee and co-chairs the Ancient Tree Forum London group as well as being part of the London Tree Partnership.

Greg was part of Pro Landscaper magazine’s ’30 Under 30: The Next Generation’ award in 2018 and won 2022 Arboricultural Association Young Professional of the Year Award.

You might also like to join Greg’s walk for the SLBI on 29th April on Trees and Invertebrates.

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Saturday, 25th March 2023
11:00 - 13:00
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Brockwell Park
Dulwich Road
London,SE24 0PAUnited Kingdom
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