You might be surprised just about how biodiverse our urban environments can be. But hedgerows can play a huge part in keeping our towns and cities bursting with wildlife, whilst helping our physical and mental health too.
This time we meet young people working with London Wildlife Trust in the UK’s leafy capital city. Bobbi Benjamin-Wand invites us to Norwood Park in South London, home to 30 types of trees as well as diverse wildlife. Find out about the history of the Great North Wood which once stretched across a vast area and today lives on in the parks, gardens, cemeteries and railway embankments here!
Bobbi’s job is to help young people get out and engage with the wonderful wild spaces that exist in our capital city. She introduces us to Chantelle Lindsay, a Wildlife Project Officer and Max Lawson, the Assistant Project Officer, as they lead a team of volunteers to work on a hedgerow they’ve planted around one of the park’s recreation areas.
We’re also joined by Cheryl Duerden, a forester and arborist, who talks to us about her journey into conservation and the world of trees.