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Explore the Urban Forest: Embankment

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Embankment tube station,

Villers Street

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Launching a new series of Stalking Trees walkshops, we are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of London Street Trees, to entice you to Explore the Urban Forest.

Our December Urban Forest Exploration on Sunday 10 December 10.30am - 12.30pm: Urban Forest: Embankment. Please assemble at Embankment tube station riverside exit.

Join us for a walk along Joseph Bazalgette's Thames Embankment, the first thoroughfare to make provision for street trees in its construction. Heralded as a key public work "the appropriate, and appropriately civilized, cityscape for a prosperous commercial society", the Embankment was constructed between 1865-1870 and represented an important step in making London recognised as an "exemplary imperial city", and was one of the greatest, and most expensive public works undertaken in London.

This walkshop will be an opportunity to take a close look at Plane trees, London's eponymous urban tree, their use in defining the Victorian city, their history and the future. We begin downriver from Westminster Bridge and will walk eatwards towards Blackfriars Bridge. Our route follows 'evergreen' London, through the Temple to seek out glades of Dawn Redwoods in Carey Street and north of the Royal Courts of Justice. Our route then weaves its way through to Lincoln's Inn Fields, with our end point being close to Holborn.

Paul will be signing and selling copies of his book.

Stalking Tree walkshops are produced by the Museum of Walking.

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Embankment tube station,

Villers Street

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WC2N 6NS

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