Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

REMINDER: Tree walk, 23 September

On Saturday 23 September Roy Vickery will lead a walk around the Streatham Park estate, and talk about the trees which grow there, including a mulberry [Morus nigra] tree which is supposedly associated with Samuel Johnson.  Meet at the junction of Thrale and Ullathorne Roads, at 3 p.m.  All welcome; voluntary collection in aid of local Green Party funds.

Report: Only two people turned up to spend a pleasant hour wandering around looking at a variety of trees, including three species of oak (Quercus) and four of maple (Acer).  £10 was contributed to Green Party funds.

Image:   remains of Dr Johnson’s mulberry tree, part of which fell in July 2017 and has since been cut down, so that only the stump, sprouting a couple of small healthy branches, remains.

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