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Trees and Their Travels


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We don’t stay rooted to the spot and neither do trees. All living things have strategies to move to places where they can thrive. How do trees do it? Which are the winners and losers in the race for the best spots? Which are the trailblazers? Which trees have used other living things to travel round the globe?What are some of the human stories which mean that we have welcomed exotic arrivals from all corners of the earth? We don’t need to travel far to see some interesting examples.

This will be a gentle stroll on level paths in Cooper Park and along the banks of the Lossie, visiting trees which you may or may not realise are growing around us and finding out how and where they have travelled. Your walk leader has had 40 years of experience widening people’s knowledge of the natural world and a lifetime ’s love of trees and woodlands. You may be surprised at some of the secrets which are hiding in our midst.

On this gentle meander, we will be taking frequent stops and it will be no further than 2 miles. It would be very suitable for people using aids like mobility scooters or who choose to pace themselves.