"Well done Russell!! I know a lot of people were involved, but I do think a large part of this amazing outcome is down to your expertise and commitment. Let's hope this sees a changing of the tide which has done so much damage to local…"
Trees and hedges, bees and veggies! One of Hackney's longest-running growing projects. Active hands and armchair support are both welcome.Keep in touch / support us here, &/or at our blog and web pages, &/or join our mailing listSee More
We will be working on the ongoing survey of plants in the woodland. Learn how to identify trees, shrubs and herbs and contribute to the survey. At the same time we can admire the emerging apple blossom.See More
We will be planting a number of specimen trees in Wick Woodland as a mark of our respect for and thanks to the council's former tree gang. After that we will be planting out a large black mulberry into the forest garden.See More
Despite the extremely changeable temperatures, the spring trailblazers at the tree nursery are doing their stuff - the almond and wych hazel are bothin the throws of blooming - poor things. I will add photos when I've sussed it out!
I currently co-ordinate the work and organisation of the Hackney Community Tree Nursery and Forest Garden. I initiated the Forest Garden in 2007 and have seen it develop from close-mown grassland to a thriving community of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. I have long had an interest in the natural environment, particularly that of urban areas and would like to see more study of urban ecology.