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Guided Walk – Identifying trees by their bark, a forester’s skill

4 November @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


In his book “Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast.” Author Michael Wojtech writes:  “If you want to experience a forest, mingle among its trees.” His advice is, if you want to know the trees, learn their bark. 

We often look at the leaves when we want to identify a tree, but the patterns, textures, colours,  characteristics and even the smell of bark can teach us how to identify a tree without even looking at the leaves. Smooth, rough, ridges, furrows, studying bark is a tactile and fascinating way to improve our understanding of trees.  Your guide Martin Smith will point out a range of tree species on Horsenden Hill and demonstrate how to identify them by their bark.

This is a gentle walk and will suit those who are reasonably fit. Regrettably it is not suitable for wheelchair access. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. The pathways may be muddy in parts. 

Booking is essential. The walk costs £5 per person with all proceeds going to the Friends of Horsenden Hill. 

To reserve your place, email contact@friendsofhorsendenhill.org.uk 


4 November
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Friends of Horsenden Hill
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Horsenden Farm
Horsenden Ln N
Perivale, UB6 7PQ United Kingdom
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