Tree Charter – 24th November
The Astley Ainslie Hospital grounds represent one of our greatest natural assets – growing nearly 2,000 trees from little saplings to woodland giants. The lands belong to us and are open to the public, (kindly avoid the buildings which house the patients!).
Give yourself the pleasure this week of walking around, looking at trees, listening to birds, and breathing good air.
- Combat the threats to our habitats
- Strengthen our landscapes with trees
- Sustain landscapes rich in wildlife
- Celebrate the power of trees to inspire
- Plant for the future
- Grow forests of opportunity and innovation
- Protect irreplaceable trees and woods
- Plan greener local landscapes
- Recover health, hope and wellbeing with the help of trees
- Make trees accessible to all
Walking with Trees – 17th November
Photographer: Sara Stevenson – Sweet chestnut, Astley Ainslie Hospital
Join us in for a free tree walk in the Astley Ainslie hospital grounds on Saturday 17th. November from 10.30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Look at amazing trees with local forester, Willie McGhee. Make friends with a tree!
Please note that this event is popular and early booking recommended.
Befriending a Tree
We are encouraging community members to befriend trees within the Astley Ainslie. Michele and Sara have produced a number of leaflets with additional information on some of the species to be found in the grounds. More information is available here.