Do you think trees would make great TV and Radio? I do! Watch and listen:
- A TV pilot about street trees I presented for Northern Town productions.
- A tour of Chiswick’s Trees for Chiswick Calendar.
- An introduction to London’s Plane Trees with The Londonist
- Podcast for the RHS discussing the past, present and future of street trees (starts around 14:00).
- An interview with Robert Elms on BBC Radio London.
- A feature on Gardeners’ Question Time (about 14 minutes in).
Writing and journalism
As well as writing several books including the first book on London’s Street Trees, I have written for a range of magazines and websites including Green Alliance, Bloom, The London Magazine, Time Out and the Londonist about many topics including urban nature, technology, art and culture. My piece ‘Did you know that London is the world’s largest urban forest?‘ was a cover feature for Time Out. I also write a regular column, Tales from the Urban Forest, for London in Bits.
I have led urban tree walks in London, Sheffield, Dublin, Newhaven and Philadelphia for groups between 10 and 30 people lasting between 1 and 2 hours. Organisations I have worked with include:
- Museum of Walking
- London Wildlife Trust
- Architectural Association
- Two Temple Place
- Salon London
- London Borough of Hackney
- London Borough of Wandsworth
- University College, Dublin
- University of Cambridge
- Goldsmiths, University of London
- Sheffield Street Tree Festival
- Woodland Trust
- Deptford Folk
- London Festival of Architecture
- Urban Tree Festival
- The RHS
- dRMM Architects
- Chelsea History Festival
Walks can be tailored for special interest groups or to specific areas. I’m happy to discuss and advise.
“Brilliant way of looking at the neighbourhood differently. Paul’s amazing knowledge about street trees kept a group ranging from primary school students to pensioners entertained and fascinated.”
– Nicola Baird from Islington Faces
Let me introduce you to urban trees.
I have delivered talks and keynotes for general and specialist audiences about trees, cities, social history and the urban environment. I have worked with:
- Street Trees for Living
- Daunt Books
- London National Park City
- London Wildlife Festival
- Woodland Trust
- Conservation Foundation
- Museum of London
My consultancy work encompasses these strands:
Tree selection, research and planning for urban schemes. Working with local authorities, developers and other bodies responsible for planting and maintaining trees in towns and cities.
Public engagement with trees and urban nature through event development.
Subject area expertise for organisations working broadly with trees, the built environment and public engagement.
I have a significant image library of trees and the built environment available to licence through Alamy.
If you’d like to get in touch, please use the contact form below: