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Celebrated tree and gardens expert to give talk in Shrewsbury on November 13th

TV tree & gardens expert heading to Shrewsbury


Celebrated tree and gardens expert, author and broadcaster Tony Russell is heading to Shrewsbury on Tuesday November 13 to give a talk on ‘gardening with trees in the 21st century’.

Mr Russell, the former Head Forester at the famous Westonbirt Arboretum, in Gloucestershire, has published numerous books on trees and gardens and presented gardening, horticultural and countryside programmes for TV and radio.

The talk will take place at 7.30pm in the 026 lecture room at the University Centre Shrewsbury Guildhall, at Frankwell Quay. Tickets, priced at £5, are available from Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre, at The Music Hall, in Market Street.

“This is an opportunity to enjoy what will be a highly engaging and knowledgeable talk by one of the leading tree experts in Europe,” said David Martin, of the Severn Tree Trust, which has organised the event.

Mr Russell can occasionally be heard on BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time and he writes for several national magazines and newspapers.

He is editor of the annual publication ‘Great Gardens to Visit’ and horticultural editor of Discover Britain’s Gardens magazine. He also works as a consultant to the National Trust and other landowners on gardens and tree management.

A limited number of tickets will also be available on the door on the night or alternatively can be purchased by post by sending a stamped addressed envelope and a cheque, payable to ‘Severn Tree Trust’, to John Tuer, Evergreen, 5 Woodside, Homer, Much Wenlock TF13 6NQ.

The Severn Tree Trust hosts talks, events and visits throughout the year. The organisation aims to promote a knowledge of trees, organise visits to arboreta and ancient and notable trees and plant trees to strengthen existing woodlands and create new ones. It carries out conservation work across Shropshire and into Mid Wales.