The Street Tree is a blog by Paul Wood – this is me looking up at a giant Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in California.
I’m the author of London’s Street Trees: A Field Guide to the Urban Forest, originally published in 2017 with a second edition in 2020, London is a Forest, published in 2019, and London Tree Walks published in 2020.
I live in London, I spent many years working in the technology industry and I was a trustee of London Wildlife Trust until 2017. I’m a founder of the Urban Tree Festival and TreeTalk, and I’m the patron of Street Trees for Living.
I’ve been interested in plants since I was 13 when a Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) appeared in our back garden. Everywhere I go I find myself making mental notes about what’s growing and what might be growing, so this blog is my musings on nature, plants, landscapes and the environment.
If you want to know more about me, you could read this interview with Amanda Tuke.
Currently, I’m researching remarkable urban trees throughout Britain and Ireland. It’s a big task, so I’m looking for some help. If you’d like to share the details of a tree you think I’d be interested in, I’d love to hear from you. Read more about the project here, and how to get in touch.
Maybe we could collaborate on tree-related projects, have a look at this page.