Events that the Reading Tree Warden Network are involved in

The Reading Tree Wardens organise an annual programme of walks, talks, training, and support the extensive tree planting programme across Reading.

Since our AGM in July 2017 we have enjoyed a very full range of events very well supported by our membership and the wider public beyond. After the AGM Anna Iwaschkin led a fascinating walk round the old streets of Tilehurst, highlighting the beautiful trees left by our Victorian forbears; in September, Michael Keith-Lucas took us round woodlands and meadows of Basildon Park and, after lunch, some of us went round the house; December saw us at RISC meeting Jon Stokes, Director of The Tree Council, who presented an enthralling illustrated lecture on contemporary thinking about the importance of trees; in January, Anna led a new walk, a Winter Walk looking at tree identification when the trees have no leaves, very well subscribed despite freezing weather. Many more people would have liked to be there so we plan to repeat the walk in early 2019. In early March, Dave Kenny, our new Tree Planting Coordinator, led the planting of 39 trees in Hartland Road, Whitley, in partnership with Reading Borough Council and local firm Investec; Beanpole Day plant sale saw us raise our best amount so far. Lousehill Copse was the venue for our annual Walk in the Woods, led by Adrian Lawson and Geoff Sawers, authors of "The Shady Side of Town. Reading's Trees (Two Rivers Press, 2017), currently finalist in the Reading Culture Awards for celebrating Reading's tree heritage. That brings us up to date and the 2018 AGM.

Reading Tree Wardens' Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 25 July, 2018, The Milestone Centre, Northbrook Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 6PF.

All welcome to our AGM which will be followed by an evening walk at the nearby Clayfield Copse led by The Friends of Clayfield Copse with Michael Keith-Lucas, who will talk about trees of note and the effects of Ash dieback there. If you can't make the AGM meet us at the Clayfield Copse Car Park at Hope to see you there!

Just so that you know: Reading-on Thames Festival, September 2018.

You might have caught some events at the Reading-on-Thames Festival in September 2017, which was by way of a preview for even bigger things to come over the next few years in Reading. Reading Tree Wardens are already in discussions to organise a very special riverside event for Reading-on-Thames Festival 2018. Watch this space to keep up to date with us or check our updates on our Facebook page (Reading Tree Wardens)

If you would like to attend any of the events please email

Would you please note that this email address is purely for the purposes of booking events. If you have any enquiries about trees in Reading please contact Reading Borough Council by telephone at 0118 9373787