Here is a photo from yesterday’s Tree Walk with local Elm expert Peter Bourne. We enjoyed a slow walk around the park hearing many interesting facts about elms, their heritage in this area, and the impact of elm disease which has led to the removal of many elm trees in parks and on streets over the years.
Peter also discussed the introduction of disease-resistant elms and showed us examples found in the park.
We were also given a leaflet produced by Vivienne Barton in conjunction with Brighton and Hove City Council. These leaflets take you on a trail around Brighton and Hove showcasing some of the best elms found here. Some of these leaflets can be found in the Chalet Cafe.
All in all, a very interesting and worthwhile event.
For those of you who missed the event, he will be running another session in August. Register here.