Join heritage tree specialist Julian Hight to explore the story of Britain’s ancient forest through its surviving ancient trees and customs.

Julian has travelled widely, camera in hand, to document and tell the stories of historic ancient trees. Throughout this beautifully illustrated talk, he will explore the story of Britain’s ancient forest told through its remaining ancient trees and surviving customs – living links to our rich history – accompanied by specially written forest music and archive photography. The talk will include local trees in the Avon area.

Signed copies of Julian’s lavishly illustrated books: Britain’s Tree Story, World Tree Story and his most recent: Britain’s Ancient Forest – Legacy and Lore will be available, the latter of which includes an online link to download accompanying music.

Chair of Wessex Ancient Tree Forum, Julian presents regular talks, has appeared as a judge on Channel 4’s Tree of the Year TV programme, and is a verifier for the Woodland Trust Ancient Tree Inventory. He launched the Reviving Selwood Forest project in Somerset and campaigns for ancient trees and woodland.

This online event is free and we are very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support.