Trees and Their Travels
Date: Tuesday 19 June, 2018
Event leader: Kath Todd
Price: £5Meet time: 19:00
Estimated finish time: 21:00
Distance (no more than): 2 miles (3km)
Please note: wheelchair/ mobility scooter friendly route
Booking deadline: 0:00 Monday 18 June, 2018
13 places available
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.
Where to Meet
Meet outside the entrance to Elgin Library. Grid ref NJ 218631 Post code IV30 1HS
If you have trouble standing for periods of about 5 minutes you might like to bring some sort of light stool or shooting stick
About the Provider
HOST is a uniquely British organisation which helps students from overseas countries, studying at UK universities to explore this country and discover more about British life by setting up short home stays with volunteers. Students return to their homes with warm memories of kind, hospitable people and a wider knowledge of our lives. Hosts offer a home visit over a weekend or for 3 days in the Christmas season. For more details see www.host.uk.org
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Updated February 2018