The fourth Urban Tree Festival runs from 15-23 May 2021 and Birmingham is the first city to feature within the festival, with its own festival hub page of tree-related events and activities. Birmingham Tree People together with local artists, practitioners and others groups have come together to contribute eight festival events, all of which are […]
Simon Needle, Principal Arboriculturalist for Birmingham City Council and Chair of the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trusts talks to Tonia Clark about the pests and diseases common in trees at the moment. There’s also a short piece on the rowan tree.
David, Liz, Rhiannon and Cath are on the management committee for the Highbury Orchard Community in Moseley, next to Highbury Park. Tonia Clark from Birmingham Tree People talks to them about the orchard and how they involve local people in the seasonal orchard tasks.
Steve Watson from Birmingham Tree People recounts his personal journey into the tree world.
Jim Smith, National Urban Forestry Advisor to the Forestry Commission, talks to Tonia Clark from Birmingham Tree People about urban forests and the work of the FC. There’s also a short piece on the Beech tree.
Debbie Needle from Birmingham Trees for Life talks to Tonia Clark, from Birmingham Tree People, about community tree planting. There’s also a short piece about the hawthorn.
Liam Crowley, entomologist at Birmingham University and Oxford University talks to Tonia Clark, from Birmingham Tree People, about the impact of insects on trees and woodlands. There’s also a short piece on the lime tree.
Ian McDermott, arboriculturalist, lecturer and trainer, talks to Tonia Clark, from Birmingham Tree People, about how to identify trees. There’s also a short piece on the yew tree.