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Thursday 13th October 2016

Autumn field meeting at Wimpole

Location: Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

 

National Trust

Veteran trees at Wimpole

This event is now fully booked (see below for waiting list)

The first record of a deer park at this site, now owned by the National Trust, is from 1302. Join us to look at management of veteran trees within the Capability Brown designed landscape, in this 300th anniversary year of the landscape gardener’s birth.

Repton once said that ‘Wimpole is like a flower in the desert’ from the way it sits within a vast open landscape of intensive agricultural land. The surrounding farmland includes ancient boundary oak pollards. Another interesting aspect of the site is its saproxylic invertebrate fauna which is of exceptional richness, and includes European Red List species.

There is no charge from the ATF to book a place, but booking is essential.
Timings and directions will be confirmed by email before the event.

The ATF board meeting will be held on the previous day (Wednesday 12 October), with an open session from 11am to mid-afternoon.

Why do saproxylic beetles often thrive in Brown’s landscapes?

Booking Information

This event is now fully booked. Please email admin@ancienttreeforum.co.uk if you would like your name to be added to the waiting list.

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