Urban Tree Talk

Join us at the next Urban Tree Talk from 2.30pm-4.30pm on Sunday 7 October at The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY

Hear from the producers of London‘s inaugural Urban Tree Festival and from the Sheffield Street Tree Festival.

This Urban Tree Talk is all about how to capture local support for urban trees. We want to ensure that the first ever Urban Tree Festival in London last May is just the beginning, and that urban tree festivals become more widespread.

At the Urban Tree Talk on Sunday 7 October we will discuss how we can make them sustainable as well as how we galvanise supporters.

Presenters already lined up include:

  • Margaret Peart from the Sheffield Street Tree Festival team
  • Carly Hayes from TreeLogga
  • Paul Wood, author “London Street Trees”and London’s Urban Tree Festival co-producer

Donations are sought to cover venue hire and as a contribution to travel costs – suggested minimum donation of £5 for an individual and £10 for an organisation.

Please make a donation through Eventbrite.



5.30pm-7.30pm Saturday 19 May Venue: Waterloo Creative Studio, ‘Old Paradise Yard’, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG (Royal Street corner beside Archbishop’s Park – minutes from Waterloo, Westminster, & Lambeth North)

Urban Tree Talk is an opportunity for people who have supported the Festival, as well as those working in encouraging, planting and in urban tree husbandry, to come together and share their enthusiasms.  A “show and tell” of their experience, knowledge and stories and their aspirations about urban trees – each no more than 10 slides in 6 minutes.


Andrew Stuck – to introduce Urban Tree Talk – festival co-producer
Paul Wood – street trees – festival co-producer
Xanthe Mosely – Brockley street trees for living
Scott Barkwith – Evelyn 200
Simon Edwards – TiCL app tree trails

Break – request for donations – cash bar available

Mel Sutton – visualisation – festival co-producer
Peter Coles – mulberry heritage – festival co-producer
Peter Fiennes – Oak and Ash and Thorn
Carole Wright – community orchards in Blackfriars, Borough & Bermondsey
Grant Waters – Tranquil City app

We envisage a start at 17.40
First session 17.40-18.10
Floor discussion 10 minutes

Break: 18.20 – 18.40

Second session 18.40-19.10
Floor discussion 10 minutes
Next steps – where next the Urban Tree Festival? 10 minutes


The Urban Tree Festival wouldn’t have happened without the tremendous support from more than 70 crowd funding contributors, and generous match funding from Trees for Cities.  The organisers would like to thank those contributors as well as seeking their support in making Urban Tree Festivals happen again in future years.

Just want to come along and listen, and jostle with the Urban Tree Festival in-crowd?

The event is (almost) free to attend but we are asking those of you who didn’t contribute to the Urban Tree Festival crowdfunding campaign to make a donation, so we can cover venue costs and possibly have surplus for refreshments!

Our suggested donation is £5 for attending. If you are a crowdfunding contributor there is no need to make a donation whether attending or presenting.

No need to book – See you on a Saturday


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