The Big Tree Debate

Things to do, Talks and lectures

Boris is mega keen on increasing the number of trees in London. And we're all for it too because many of the mature chestnuts, limes and London planes that line our city's streets are over 100 years old and are likely to die by 2100. If, like us, you can't bear that thought join Evan Davis at the Garden Museum as he hosts a panel of speakers including soil scientist Tim O'Hare and Anne Jazoult from the Trees and Design Action Group. Find out why the smaller trees being planted now will never form a broad crown to replace the greenery that currently characterises our city and learn about the current constraints –  both physical and political – around growing big trees.