I grew up on the very edge of a small town in a house that backed onto a wood, a wonderful natural playground that nurtured a childhood passion for plants. This interest never left me, and since living in a city, I have turned my attention to the trees near my home. Wonderful and unusual specimens grace streets, parks, cemeteries and estates, and have led me to embark on a journey documenting urban trees way beyond my own backyard.

My project aims to catalogue the most significant urban trees in Britain and Ireland and will culminate in the publication of a book. It’s a huge undertaking, ...


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