Sunday 24 June, 10:00–13:00
Free, public event
Woodland Trust Hucking Estate Car Park which is on Church Road, Hucking, near Hollingbourne, nearest postcode is just along the road a bit further west at St Margaret’s Church, Hucking, ME17 1QT.
Part of our series of Ash Walks
Ash Dieback will bring significant rapid change to woodlands in England. It is already affecting their appearance, how we use woodlands and their ecological balance. For thousands of years, our woodlands have been changing over time, largely due to climate and the impact of man’s activities. What will these next phases of change bring?
Ash trees are major components of many Kent Woodlands. Join us and local Kent Tree Wardens to see the impact of Ash Dieback in woodland and find out how woodland is changing in front of our eyes. We will learn how to recognise Ash Dieback, and how we can take care of the woodlands in the Kent countryside for everyone’s benefit, as they continue to change at the start of the 21st Century.
We will look at the history of the Hucking Estate and discover how this woodland has been used in the past. We will explore this amazing woodland as it stands proud on the North Kent Downs today, and peer into the crystal ball of the future of woodlands in Kent.
Do be advised that country roads are often narrow and winding, and extra time should be allowed for your journey.
This walk is presented by the Kent Tree and Pond Wardens, a fantastic group of volunteers that work across Kent and Medway to care for trees in our communities.