A brief history of London’s mulberries

The Spitalfields Life blog has just published my Brief history of London’s mulberries.  I’ll be writing something on Chelsea’s mulberries for the Morus Londinium blog soon.

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Black Mulberry in the Inner Temple Garden

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London mulberry project

In May this year the Conservation Foundation launched a new project called Morus Londinium that I helped to put together. From now until the end of next year I will be writing regular blogs for their website.  The idea is to document and preserve London’s mulberry tree heritage and to research the stories behind some of the older ones, which are sometimes survivors of a past that has disappeared under urban development.

My latest post is on the mulberries of Cadogan Place Gardens, on the edge of Chelsea.

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London’s mulberry heritage

The Morus Londinium project on London’s mulberry tree heritage and its heritage mulberries is now up and running.  We are carrying out the most comprehensive survey of London’s mulberry trees, with an interactive online map for anyone to add trees they know of, or learn about trees all over London. I am editor and researcher for the project.

 

 

 

 

 

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Streetopolis moving to Barcelona next

Poster for Streetopolis Barcelona show

Poster for Streetopolis Barcelona show

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Streetopolis show

Association of Urban Photographers/ Streetopolis show is on in New York, moves to Barcelona and then to London in October.

Details Here:

https://cucrblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/streetopolis-association-of-urban-photographers-exhibition-autumn-2015/

I have 4 images in the show – on Urban Forest I: Paris

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina by Peter Coles

Source: Remembering Hurricane Katrina by Peter Coles

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Swifts are back

I saw three swifts screeching overhead in our street this morning.  Just about the same day as for the past few years. Amazing really.

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