Talking Walk with Jill Butler
Sunday 31 October 2-5 pm
Meet at Shute Gate House EX13 7QR
Until recently Jill worked for the Woodland Trust as their ancient tree and wood pasture specialist and is now a trustee of both the Ancient Tree Forum and the Tree Register of the British Isles. She has travelled extensively to visit important ancient and special trees in many other parts of Europe and the world and from this experience has learnt that the ancient trees of the UK are almost unique. She campaigns for greater recognition for this living heritage and advises on protection and best practice management. One of her favourite ancient trees is the King John's Oak in Shute Deer Park, named after one of her great heroes of the British landscape. This walk will involve uneven ground and hills. Wellies recommended.