Sunday, 12 August 2012

Tree warden events in east Reading #rdg including Cemetery Junction cemetery

Public Meeting - Walk at Reading Old Cemetery - Tree Planting - Forthcoming Events

Public Meeting - The Trees in Reading Old Cemetery

Tuesday 28th August, 6pm, The WareHouse, 1a Cumberland Road, RG1 3LB

Come along, have your say and get involved in activities at Reading Old Cemetery. Reading Borough Council working with the Reading Tree Warden Network, Trees for Cities and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are proposing a number of events to take place during the Autumn and Winter 2012/2013.

For more details - Call Richard Stimpson on 0118 937 2441 or Email:

Historic Tree Walk Reading Old Cemetery

Saturday 8th September 2012, 10.30am

As part of Heritage Open Days join Reading Tree Wardens on a walk around Reading Old Cemetery known for its historic gatehouse at what is now called Cemetery Junction where King's Road meets Wokingham Road. It was one of many cemeteries built by the Victorians in response to rapid population increase. Built on farm land outside the existing borough boundaries at a site called Hattons Platt the cemetery has many trees including a weeping beech voted Reading's Favourite Tree in 2011.

Registration 10.15 - Cemetery Gate , Reading Old Cemetery, Cemetery Junction, Reading

Check out other Heritage Open Day events happening in Reading

To book your place on the walk email

Events being planned for later in the year;-


Official opening of Olympic Way Avenue of Trees , Prospect Park - date to be confirmed


Workday at Old Reading Cemetery - date to be confirmed

Tree Walk at Burham Beeches, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, a largely beech woodland which has been regularly pollared, with many trees now several hundred years old. Their age, and the amount of deadwood in and around them, means that the woodland is rich in wildlife - date to be confirmed

Tree Week Event

Trees, Roots and Buildings Talk by: Ian Richardson – owner of the Reading based “Richardson’s Botanical Identifications”

28th November 6.30pm - Committee Room 1, Civic Centre

Ian will be talking about how trees and shrubs can cause damage to buildings, using graphs and illustrations from the past 35 years of doing this work, plus how the business is strongly influenced by building type, weather, soil, etc. Other issues and problems that can be caused by large vegetation in towns – and the options available once an “offending” tree has been found. The talk will be followed by an opportunity for questions.

As co-author of “Tree Roots & Buildings” plus other publications, Ian worked at Kew Gardens before starting the business in Reading back in 1979. Richardson's Botanical Identifications are a leading company in this type of work and receive samples daily by post – sometimes from as far afield as Europe, Australia, Florida, Hawaii….!

To book for 'Trees, Roots and Bildings' or for information about forthcoming events email

Thanks for your continued support, hope to see you at some of the events over the next few months.

Reading Tree Warden Network - Management Committee

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