Thursday, 25 October 2012

Tree warden events including cemetery junction cemetery

A message from the Tree Warden network:

"Practical Work Days at Reading Old Cemetery, Cemetery Junction - Saturday 10 November, 10.00am - 3.00pm and Thursday 22 November.

Reading Borough Council working with Trees for Cities and The Conservation Volunteers will help the Reading Tree Warden Network lead work parties at this practical work day.  The Conservation Volunteers will provide training and the tasks to be completed are the removal of small self-set trees, cutting back ivy and other conservation work.  If you would like to come along to the event, for the full day or just a couple of hours please let us know or call 0118 9545796.

Guided Tour of Burnham Beeches - Thursday 15 November, registration at the Beeches Cafe for start.

Dr Helen Read, Conservation Officer, will lead us on a guided tour of the ancient site of Burnham Beeches. The trees are not only of great interest in themselves but also provide a stable habitat for over 60 rare and endangered species of plants and animals. She will also tell us something of future plans to preserve this special site. The walk will return to the Beeches Cafe at about when there will be a chance to have a light lunch together. If you would like to attend please email or call 0118 9545796

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. To book for 'Trees, Roots and Buildings' or for information about forthcoming events email or call 0118 9545796

Thanks for your continued support.
Sally Swift"

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