Events that the Reading Tree Warden Network are involved in

The Reading Tree Wardens organise an annual programme of walks, talks, training, and support the extensive tree planting programme across Reading.





Winter Tree Identification walk at Dinton Pastures, Sunday 26 January, 2020, 2.00.pm. Meet at the Kiosk.

For our first event of the year, following his highly successful Walk in the Woods, Marcus Wheeler takes us back to Dinton but with a different slant: can you identify the trees in Winter? Yes, you can! And Marcus will show us how. Bookings now open at rtwn2011 @gmail.com


Beanpole Day Plant Sale at Caversham Court Gardens, Saturday 18 April, 10-3.

This is our best fund raiser for printing new walks leaflets, topping up the First Aid bags, getting in new equipment (for example, we want to buy "Please water me" tags for newly planted trees). Have you got some garden plants, vegetable plants (runner beans and strawberry plants sell like hot cakes), plants that you split in the autumn, young tree saplings, that you could donate? Please save them for April or start sowing in your greenhouse and bring them on the day. You can also DELIVER them beforehand to drop-off points in West Reading, East Reading and Caversham. Please do come and support us: if you don't have a garden, perhaps you could purchase a box of Summer plants or give a donation? It would be great to see you!


Walk in the Woods, Blundell's Copse, Sunday 26 April, 2.00.pm. start.

After the success of her Winter Tree Walk, Anna returns this year with a walk for Spring. Come and join us at Blundell's Copse, an often missed nature reserve and ancient woodland, tucked away in Tilehurst Village. In late April it is teeming with butterflies and wild flowers, an oasis of calm with a clear stream running through it. It will last about an hour. Note that there are some slopes. Bookings are open and you can reserve a place at rtwn2011@gmail.com


At last an event for 2020 that can happen!!


Looking back over the events we had planned for early 2020, that time seems like another era! We really do hope that we can resume live events in 2021. In the meantime, we are delighted to announce that our National Tree Week Public Lecture will go ahead, as a webinar. Make a note in your diary, no need to go out, you can view it at home. We are looking forward to welcoming nationally known speaker ,Dr. Glynn Percival, of Bartlett Trees Expert Company and manager of tree research based in their laboratory at the University of Reading. Glynn is the author of over 100 research papers, magazine articles and book chapters, and will speak about the latest research on effective tree planting. Tree planting has a relatively high failure rate so this will be a valuable talk for all you tree planters in the team.His webinar will be held on Tuesday 8 December 2.00.pm. All you need to do to join the webinar is to drop us a line at rtwn2011@gmail.com and say you would like a place. Just before the date, you will be sent an email with the "Join" link in it. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to attend any of the events please email rtwn2011@gmail.com.

Would you please note that this email address is purely for the purposes of booking events. If you have any enquiries about trees in Reading please contact Reading Borough Council by telephone at 0118 9373787