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Guided Tree Walk Queen's Wood

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Guided Tree Walk Queen's Wood

Time: March 7, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Queen's Wood
Street: Cafe off Muswell Hill Road
City/Town: Highgate
Website or Map: http://HaringeyTreeWardens.or…
Phone: 07092315890
Event Tag: walk, tree, environment, trees, queen's, wood, conservation, beech, birch, ash, oak, willow
Posted By: Chris Setz
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2014

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Event Description

Haringey Tree Wardens are pleased to announce the first of an annual look at the trees in this lovely wood. Our guide for this event is Ian Holt, Nature Conservation Officer for the London Borough of Haringey - one of the people directly responsible for this publicly-owned resource. We are supported by the wonderful Friends of Queens Wood and will be providing opportunities for attendees to get further involved in their work.

Churchyard Bottom was renamed Queen's Wood in honour of Queen Victoria in 1898. Crouch End Clocktower is dedicated to the then leader of Hornsey Council who helped secure it and several other Haringey green spaces in perpetuity for public use. 

Now under the management of Haringey Council, Queen's Wood is designated a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation - one of the best London has to offer. 

The management of the Wood is a complex task involving the management of both wildlife and people where the desires of differing user groups are often in conflict with each other and potentially detrimental to the health of the Wood itself. 

We shall explore ways of providing a balance between all of these conflicting issues with limited resources and look at the wide variety of organisations from the GLA to Froglife working in partnership to achieve this. We will also look at some of the practical aspects of management, in particular the effect of light levels upon the woodland flora and the reasoning behind coppicing, and holly control. 

We will also touch briefly upon the wider environment and how the Wood helps to control flooding and local air temperature as well as how external impacts effect the Wood such as road run-off, invasive species and the loss of habitat connectivity for wildlife.

Part of our aim as Tree Wardens is to provide residents with pathways into more involvement with nature's tallest plants, so please consider getting involved with appreciating and caring for the treescape. There is no charge for attendance, but we do ask you to consider donating some money to help us cover our year-round costs - £3 suggested.

Meet us outside the cafe at 2pm: Map here: http://goo.gl/maps/XP9C6

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