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Fri, 24 Sept


Shaftesbury Town Hall

Living with Trees

Celebrating our local trees in this talk and discussion with Robin Walter whose book 'Living with Trees' was published last year. Register with Eventbrite.

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Living with Trees
Living with Trees

Time & Location

24 Sept 2021, 19:30 – 21:30

Shaftesbury Town Hall, Shaftesbury SP7, UK

About the Event

Robin Walter's book 'Living with Trees' has been described as a guide on how we can best  live with and value our trees, from individual specimens to vast forests, as well as celebrating  the many people and organisations working to make a positive difference. A Common  Ground handbook,  it is a successor to the early books - In a Nutshell,  Community Orchards Handbook and the anthology Arboreal. Common Ground is a charity based in west Dorset which plays a unique role linking nature and  culture, believing that community involvement and celebration is the best starting point for  improving our relationship with the natural world. Founded in 1983, its many achievements  include Apple Day, England in Particular and the research for Richard Mabey’s Flora Britannica. 

Robin is a writer, forester, arborist, environmental campaigner and musician well known in Shaftesbury. He worked as a woodland officer for the Woodland Trust for many years and  contributed to Arboreal, Little Toller’s 2016 anthology of woodland writing. 

You won't need a ticket  but Planet Shaftebury will be limiting numbers to remain Covid-cautious. Please register by following this link to Eventbrite

There is a Tree Festival Project page with a growing list of other events and a photographic exhibition. Follow this link.

The festival is part of Great Big Green Week organised by The Climate Coalition.

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