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Can a city be a forest? In London, 8.6 million people are crammed into just 600 square miles alongside 8.3 million trees, and millions upon millions of other plants, insects and animals.
Following a number of “trails” through the rich diversity of London, Paul Wood looks closely at the urban forest and the fascinating stories and secrets it holds. From the edgelands to the beating heart of the clamorous 21st century megacity, a wealth of arboreal details, history, legend and anecdotes are revealed along the way. You’l| discover some of the species found here, and the people who have helped to shape this remarkable environment over many centuries.
Paul Wood is author of London's Street Trees: A Field Guide to the Urban Forest, the first book on the city’s frontline trees. He was a trustee of the London Wildlife Trust for many years, and now leads frequent walks exploring London’s fascinating urban arboretum.