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    Tree Survey – November 20

    From Ellen: Hi everyone. Just an update on the last tree survey. We worked really hard and had perhaps our most challenging session so far in terms of species identification. We looked at the area south of the lodge in the north western corner of the park. Here many specimen trees have been planted. After recording those at the edge of the road on the bank (which included a beautiful black poplar) we moved onto the bed in the middle, dodging contractors with their noisy leaf blowers revealing the young shoots of spring bulbs pushing up through the soil. Here we found monkey puzzle, Persian ironwood, dawn redwood, tulip tree,…

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    Tree Survey – Area 4 Results

      Ellen has compiled the information from Area 4 tree surveys, passed it to EcoRecord, and got images back of the tree numbers plotted against an aerial photo/plan of the park. I have saved it as a PDF file and copied it to our archive as Area4_trees_surveyed.pdf (1Mb)

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    Tree Survey – Area 3 results

    Ellen has compiled the information from Area 3 tree surveys, passed it to EcoRecord, and got images back of the tree numbers plotted against an aerial photo/plan of the park. I have saved it as a PDF file and copied it to our archive as Area3_trees_surveyed.pdf (1Mb)

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    Highbury Park Tree Survey Update

    Hello All Tree Surveyors, We had a very successful meeting at Kings Heath Community Centre yesterday.  We looked at the results so far (please see attachment for details) and marvelled at all our hard work. We decided to do a number of things: 1. Produce a leaflet e.g a tree trail with our findings so far. This could link in with the Kings Heath Floral Trail 2. Produce a display with Tree survey information and lots of pictures to go round libraries, community centres, farmers markets, cafes, Kings Heath carnival, Gardeners weekend, Moseley Festival etc 3. Think about doing a guided walk and/or an activity walk with people making use…

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    Trees

    Highbury Park Tree Trail Our new Highbury Tree Trail was launched on June 11th 2018, and is in a similar format to our other informative leaflets. Written by Ellen Pisolkar and beautifully illustrated by artist Catharine Clarke, it provides a wealth of information for anyone who is interested in learning about the range of fantastic trees in the Highbury landscape. Rosemary Dewar has added some activities for children to enjoy on the Tree Trail. We hope you enjoy exploring and learning more about our trees in all seasons. We will continue to hold guided tree walks around Highbury, so check out our events programme to find when the next one…