St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

15 Sep

Listen to our Trees at St Nicks AGM

Sat 15 Sep 2018 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST

Alex Metcalfe listening to a tree with Judi Dench, courtesy of A. Metcalfe
Alex Metcalfe listening to a tree with Judi Dench, courtesy of A. Metcalfe's website

Programme of the day:

  • 12:30-1:15pm lunch for members – new members welcome!
  • 1:15pm-2:15pm Annual General Meeting – illustrated overview of the 2017-18 financial year, election of trustees and other business
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm main event

“Have you ever thought what goes on behind the bark of a tree? The Tree Listening Project uses highly sensitive microphones to make audible the inner workings of trees. We hear the rumble of the tree moving and the popping of the water as it mixes with air on its way up through the Xylem tubes just behind the bark, the very life of the tree surging up from the roots towards the leaves.”

So says Alex Metcalfe who will give a short presentation on his The Tree Listening Project, which has enthused Judi Dench amongst many others around the UK, after a poetic introduction by our patron and local poet Anneliese Emmans Dean. After that we’ll head out into the nature reserve to have a listen and learn something new about our trees!

People's Postcode Lottery Fund logoThe event is supported by the People’s Postcode Trust.

Entry: free to members & under 5s, £5 adults, £3 conc./under 16s. Please book ahead to ensure a seat at the presentation via the form below or on 01904 411821

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