Sunday 20 May 2018, 10.30am - 1:00pm


Free, public event
Booking recommended


Westgate Park, Canterbury, meet at the Toddlers Cove car park which is located at the end of Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8BG
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Part of our series of Ash Walks

Trees in Cities: The Eco-benefits of Ash

Join us on walk through Canterbury's lovely tree lined parks and streets with local Kent Tree Wardens and learn about all the benefits of trees in cities.

Trees in towns and cities can reduce pollution, keep us healthy, reduce noise, reduce power bills, improve biodiversity, help control urban flooding, add character and charm, increase property values and improve our mental health and well-being.

Ash trees have often been planted in and around towns and cities. Join local Kent Tree Wardens to learn about all the benefits of trees in cities, and how we can identify the commonly planted trees in our parks and on our streets, including the Ash trees currently at risk in our urban areas. We will learn how to estimate the eco-benefits of urban trees, and how we can improve our urban environments for everyone’s benefit!

We will also look at the tree trail In Westgate Gardens produced by the Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School as part of their ‘Talking Trees’ enrichment work led by Fay Blair and devised with LAPWING project artist Sue Toft, on behalf of AgeUK, Canterbury.


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.