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London is a Forest by Paul Wood

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Can a city be a forest?

At first glance, this does not chime with our childhood idea of the ‘wild wood’ – a dark entanglement of trees, where humans fear to tread. But a forest does not need to be dense and impenetrable, and it’s not unheard of for people to live in them either. 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. According to one UN definition, this makes the city a forest.

The Forestry Commission agree, describing London as the world’s largest urban forest.

We are thrilled to welcome Paul Wood to Market Bookshop to talk about his new book, London is a Forest. He will explore the city's diverse geography and history, and will look at the remarkable variety of, particularly arboreal, life supported in London's unique metropolitan ecosystem. From the edgelands to the beating heart of the clamorous 21st century megacity, a wealth of anecdotes, fascinating details, cultural and social history awaits.

“It’s a cliche to say that a book will make you see the city in a new light, but this one really does.” The Londonist

Tickets £4 (redeemable against the price of London is a Forest).

Includes a glass of wine/soft drink.

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.

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