Tree Fayre

Note: 2019 programme details below. More info on the The Folk Forest 2020 coming soon!

A celebration of all things tree.

A new area for 2019. Meet the tree scientists, artists, climbers and thinkers and be amazed and inspired by Britain’s
biggest plants. Join us for programme of walks, talks and things to do all about trees, woodland and the wildlife that inhabits them.

For all sessions meet at the Tree Fayre Meeting point in Endcliffe Park.

Timetable

Saturday
1pm - Emma Schaffert From Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory - Bugs, beasties and fungi.
2pm - Leonie Kapadia from SCC Trees - Pests and Diseases.
3pm - Emma Schaffert From Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory - Dishing the dirt on soil.
4pm -María del Carmen Redondo Bermúdez from The University of Sheffield Landscape Department and the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures - Trees for Clean Air.
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Fran Halsall Nature Photography.
6pm - Wildlife Trust: Narelle Willis and Danny Hodgson Woodcraft and conservation.

Sunday
12.15pm - 2pm - Flora Menager -  Drawing Trees with Charcoal.
1:30pm - Leonie Kapadia from SCC Trees - Pests and Diseases.
2.15pm - 4pm - Flora Menager -  Coloured Pastels Technique.    
3pm - Urban Forest Poets Oliver Mantell Poetry walk.
4.15pm - 6pm - Flora Menager - Brush, Sticks & Ink.
5pm - Nathan McWhinnie from SCC Trees  - Tree Myths and Legends.
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Fran Halsall Nature Photography.
6.00pm - Wildlife Trust: Narelle Willis and Danny Hodgson Woodcraft and conservation.
Tree Climbing Competition

Sheffield Tree Trials - Professional Tree Climbing Competition

A fun series of tree trials to test the skills of trained arborists.

Challenges to include a work based descent climb and aerial rescue as the main events with maybe a few more opportunities to earn points along the way!

Runs will be timed and points awarded to the fastest finishers, most points wins!

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Professional Climbers

If you are a professional Tree Climber and would like to enter, please email Glenn Bushnell at Sheffield Tree Care for further infomation. [email protected]

Spectators

No tickets necessary - just come and see us in Endcliffe Woods behind the cafe!

Saturday 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday 12:00-20:00

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Fran Halsall - Nature Photography

Do you love trees and plants? Would you like to improve your nature photography technique? Then join me for an hour long workshop where we will explore how to get the best out of natural lighting conditions and the art of making striking compositions.

All types of camera are welcome, from phones to automatics and SLRs, but please ensure that you bring a camera that you are familiar with using.

Cost: Pay as you feel at the beginning or end of the workshop (suggested Donation £5)

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Drawing Trees with Charcoal - Tree Fayre
Drawing & Painting Trees

Join Flora Ménager - Art Tutor & Landscape Architect while she explores the fascinating world of trees at Endcliffe Park by drawing and painting them in all their wonder. Choose from three sessions in which you’ll learn the skills needed to better see and capture the intricate beauty of the woodland, at once familiar and mysterious to us. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to try something fun with all the materials provided, just bring yourself!

All workshops £10 per session per person.
We will meet at the Tree Fayre Meeting Point by the straw bales.

Sunday 7th July
12.15pm - 2.00pm: Drawing Trees with Charcoal
https://drawingtrees.eventbrite.com

2.15pm - 4.00pm: Coloured Pastels Techniques 
https://colouredpastelstechniques-treefayre.eventbrite.com

4.15pm - 6.00pm: Brush, Sticks & Ink
https://brushsticksandink-treefayre.eventbrite.com

Sessions start with a drawing/painting tutorial by Flora followed by onsite meanderings for drawing
or painting practice. 
Suitable for all abilities and absolute beginners. 
Maximum of 15 people per session. 
All materials provided but you’re welcome to bring your own on the day. 
Adults workshop - 18yrs+ only
Dress accordingly. 
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Image: Edgar Degas, Ploughed Field Bordered by Trees, c. 1892. The Art Institute of Chicago

Fungus on Trees

Fungus on Trees

Learn about these mysterious organisms in a short talk about fungi which are found on trees. We will look at brackets and toadstools on dead wood and living trees. Discover why some of these organisms are important to the health of trees and why some are more dangerous than others.

Saturday 14:00 – 15:00
Sunday 14:00 – 15:00

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

Free

Fungus on Trees
Urban Forest Poets

In this city as full of trees as people, the trees also their own characters and stories. See the beautiful Porter Valley afresh, with a leisurely walk through Endcliffe Park and Whiteley Woods, as far as Shepherd Wheel, interspersed with poems inspired by trees along the route. Each of the trees has been reimagined as a person or relationship, their characters expressed in the roots and trunks and branches...

Sunday 7th July - 15:00

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

Free

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Ancient Tree Forum Stall

If you want to find out about old and important trees than come and see us!

The Ancient Tree Forum raises awareness of the value of ancient and other veteran trees, and lobbies for their care and protection. We also provide advice on their management, and opportunities for people to enjoy and learn about them

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

Dishing the dirt on soil
Dishing the dirt on soil

Emma Schaffert From Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory

Dishing the dirt on soil: What is going on beneath our feet and how important is it for our trees?

We spend so much time looking up at trees, but there is a whole world beneath our feet among the roots and soil. This talk will outline the key things happening in the soil and how important soil is for plant growth. There will be information on nutrients, pH and soil biology, and plenty of time to ask questions about what you can do to improve soil in your garden to maximise plant health.

Saturday 6th July - 15:00

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

Free

Fungus on Trees
Trees for Clean Air
University of Sheffield Landscape Department and the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.
A talk about trees for clean air. Trees are the lungs of the planet, they purify the air that we breathe and help us fight environmental and health problems that cities face. Join us to learn about the power that trees have in air pollution reduction, how to identify these special trees and how the BREATHE Project is putting this knowledge in action!

Sunday 6th July - 16:00

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

Free

Fungus on Trees

The Arboricultural Association

The Arboricultural Association is the home for tree care professionals in the United Kingdom. Since 1964 the charity has been here to support arborists and promote the benefits of trees. With over 3200 members and 300 Accredited businesses, the association delivers professional standards and guidance, ensuring responsible management.

Come and talk to us to find out what we’re doing to support the industry, raise public awareness of professional tree care and how you can get involved.

www.trees.org.uk

Bugs, beasties and fungi: which are the bad guys?
Bugs, beasties and fungi: which are the bad guys?

Emma Schaffert From Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory

Bugs, beasties and fungi: which are the bad guys?

Not all insects, fungi, bacteria and arthropods are bad for our gardens and environment, in fact some play a vital role in providing a healthy balance. This talk is designed to inform on common pests and diseases to look out for in your gardens and local greenspaces, whilst also highlighting which are the good guys!

Saturday 6th July - 13:00

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

Free

DannyHodgson - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Woodcraft and Conservation

Danny Hodgson - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Exploring how traditional crafts have shaped our woodlands and the role they play in modern conservation practices.

Saturday 6th July - 18:00
Sunday 7th July - 18:00

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

Free

Trees in Myth and Legend
Trees in Myth and Legend

Trees in Myth and Legend - Nathan Mcwhinnie, Tree Officer

Come and hear the tales we told when the world was young and the trees were black against the stars; of the gods who perch above us, dropping wisdom on our heads; of the trees we root around our homes and in our hearts, and in the worlds beyond; and of what happens, if you hurt a sacred tree..


Sunday 7th July - 12:15-14:00

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

Free

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Tree Trail

Come and take the Tree Trail challenge, learning about the wonderful mix of tree species found in our parks and woodlands and the many benefits they provide to the people of Sheffield. Complete the trail and win your very own tree to take home and plant in your garden.

No ticket necessary - just turn up!

FREE