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In 2017 I became actively involved with the campaign to save Calderstones Park and the adjoining Beechley Stables ‘Green Wedge’ land from being built on for a luxury housing scheme. Over a 100 trees were to be axed as part of the approved development.   I decided...

  Croxteth Park   This is my favourite. I love the way the ivy covers this tree in Croxteth Park. The the ivy is so sinuous and tactile, almost looking like human forms from some angles. The tree beneath is protected, the bark not damaged by the ivy...

Sefton Park Helen Collins I fell in love with this tree in 2008 when I came back to Liverpool after ten years away in Ireland and six years in Spain. It was the morning of my 60th birthday and I went into the park to find a...

Bluecoat Garden Anna Burton University of Liverpool In 2016, I undertook a research project with the Bluecoat Gallery heritage team that involved creating a timeline for the garden space at the centre of this eighteenth-century building. The space only gradually developed into a garden (in a traditional...

Liverpool John Moores University Zi Lan Liao, Pagoda Arts I am interested in the tree, because when my father, who had come to Liverpool from China, was alive, he was very keen to have more of the gingko tree planted in Liverpool. He personally had grown some...

Speke Hall Anna Burton University of Liverpool Adam and Eve are two ancient yew trees within the courtyard of Speke Hall, a Tudor estate in South Liverpool, and the location of many day trips for me as a child (including going in full Tudor dress for a...

Calderstones Park Jon, Head Gardener, Calderstones Park Within the grounds of Calderstones Park in Liverpool stands an ancient Oak tree, propped up with metal supports which hold up its immense heavy branches. Known locally as the Allerton Oak, is reputed to be 1000 years old, which would...

Queens Drive, West Derby Dealga P O’Callaghan, Chartered Arboricultural Consultant Queen’s Drive in Liverpool, A5058, is known as the inner ring road running from Sefton Park in the south to Breeze Hill / Walton Hall Park in the north. It was constructed for Queen Victoria’s Golden...