The Wildlife Trusts Online Talk: The Great Elm Revival

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Monday 28th February 2022 from 7pm until 8pm GMT.

A closer look at the mystery and magic of this magnificent tree who’s days might not be numbered after all…

Robert Somerville is an elm enthusiast who has unexpectedly discovered many large elm trees in our English landscapes. He has spent two decades studying the lives of these trees, as well as propagating the root suckers of over 20 different types and observing their growth patterns. He uses the timber of dead and dying trees, and their uniquely beautiful grain, to make household items and traditional Hertfordshire timber framed barns. His researches have lead to the international publication of a book: “Barn Club: a tale of forgotten elm trees, traditional craft and community spirit”.

Tim Hill, Herts and MIddlesex Wildlife Trust’s Conservation Manager will also be in attendance at this engaging online discussion.  The online event will be followed up by a guided walk at Panshanger Park on 7th March. Booking for this event essential as spaces are very limited.  For all the details and to book your place, please click here.

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