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Action for Woods & Trees Community Event

Date Friday 15th May 2015
Time 13:00 until 16:30
Meet At St Mary's Community Centre
Bramall Lane Sheffield
Organised By South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group
Bus Route city centre location
Description This community event is being organised to provide a forum and establish a network of groups to take forward the ideas around the need to value and manage our treescapes in a sustainable way for future generations. It will run from Friday afternoon and through Saturday. We are inviting all local community groups to bring a display or other information about their local trees and treescapes to share their experiences and highlight the importance to their particular neighbourhood. Friday afternoon will be a networking event where after an introduction, local groups will be able to talk about and showcase their own projects. On Saturday there will be talks by guest speakers on different issues surrounding trees and woodlands looking particularly at urban treescapes, and their overall value to communities. SYBRG and partners will have displays about their Tree Stories, Lost Woods, Urban Deer Survey and other projects which people will be able to get involved with at a practical level. National organisations such as the Woodland Trust will be involved and guest speakers will include Professor Ian Rotherham, Sheffield Hallam University and Professor Alan Simson from Leeds Beckett University, an international expert on valuing urban treescapes and their benefits for health. Pre-booking is required for the formal talks and to bring a display. There will be a registration fee of £10 (incl. lunch) or £5 (excl. lunch) for the talks on the Saturday. There will also be a registration fee of £5 per group to bring a display (gives one place at the talks, excl. lunch). People will be able to drop-in to see the displays and take part in the networking event for free. Refreshments will be available to buy. More information and a booking form will be available on our website via email contact, or telephone 0114 272 4227.
Contact christine handley
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Email info [at]
Type of Event Natural History
Primary Focus Natural History
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible No
Suitable for Families No