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September 2017

In this month’s newsletter:

  • tree talk

  • food festival

  • tree walk

  • apple pressing day

  • rivers week


Trees and and climate change

This month’s green drinks discussion:

How did our woodlands evolve? Where did our town and garden trees come from? What will happen to them as the climate changes? Is climate change the bigggest threat to our trees? Why are trees important to our future? What trees should we be planting now for tomorrow?

Thursday 7 September, led by Clive Davidson

7.30pm in the cafe area upstairs at The Station House, opposite Haslemere station. Parking is available behind the building.

* Note this is a new venue for green drinks

October green drinks:

Running a small market garden – Thursday 5 October, led by Ed Brooks

Food festival

We will be participating in the Haslemere Food Festival on Lion Green on Saturday 23rd September. Come and try our homemade soup made with vegetables from our allotment, accompanied by a slice a bread from Imbhams Granary.


Tree walk

We will lead a notable trees of the town walk as part of the Haslemere Walking Festival from 10.30am till 12.30pm on Saturday 30th September. For more information contact info@transitionhaslemere.org or call Haslemere Visitor Information Centre on 01428 645425 to book.


Community apple pressing day

Saturday 30th September 10.30am-4pm, National Trust Swan Barn Farm.

Bring your apples and learn how to make apple juice and cider. Or if you don’t have any, just come along to join in the fun and help with ours. A family-friendly event where you can learn how to deal with the apple harvest. We will be chopping, scratting and pressing apples and teaching people how to make their own cider. The local Ranger team will be on hand to answer your fruit tree pruning and other apple related questions as well.


Link of the month – Rivers Week

Starting on September 16th, Surrey Wildlife Trust is hosting a week of events, walks and talks sponsored by Thames Water, culminating in World Rivers Day on Sunday September 24. Whether you are a keen river user, an active conservationist, or a family who simply enjoys a riverside walk, there will be an event to interest you. For more information, see:


Tree corner: Coastal redwood

Coastal redwood (Sequioa sempervirens) is a native of California and Oregon where it takes in part of its water requirements from the frequent fogs. It has spongy red fire-proof bark and small round cones attached to the tips of the leaf shoots. Now that the biggest Douglas firs and eucalyptus specimens have been felled, the world’s tallest living trees are coastal redwoods.

The tree in the photo is in the garden of the Haslemere Museum and will be featured in the tree walk on Saturday 30 September – see details above.

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