Tree Story #6 – Avril’s ‘Knocking Tree’

Our tree memory for April is shared by Avril Finnie. Avril was born in Coventry and  grew up in the Whitmore Park area. Avril  worked for many years at Warwick University Library as a Customer Support Coordinator for Customer Services.  She has recently moved with her family to the enviable location of Penmaenmawr in North ….  Read More

Tree Story #5 – Frank’s Indian Bean tree

As we wait for many of our trees to wake from their winter slumber signs are emerging to tell us Spring is surely on its way. To help celebrate its long awaited coming, this month Frank Vince has kindly shared with us some memories of one of his favourite trees. Frank is a retired consultant ….  Read More

Save London Rd / Allard Way Green Space

The Tree Wardens have launched this petition to challenge the Council’s plans to allow building on really important green land between London Road and Allard Way. The wildlife, plants and trees there are fantastic, photos attached. Not just veteran Oak trees, but wonderful wildflowers and a woodland actually planted by the Council’s tree officer. Increased ….  Read More

Tree Story #4 – The Cannon Hill Oak

This month our tree memory comes from Pip Pountney. As you may know Pip is currently Co -Chair of the Coventry Tree Warden’s Network committee. She has been actively involved in promoting and supporting the preservation of our City’s trees for many years. Pip’s tree memory highlights how local people and communities can and do ….  Read More

Tree Story #3 – Corrine’s Horse Chestnut

This month’s tree memory has been kindly shared by Corrine Spencer. Corrine lives in Stoke and is currently the Chair of the Gosford Park Residents Group. Her work with the residents group has brought about many positive initiatives for the local area and the environment. My husband proposed to me in May 1973 under a ….  Read More

Your Tree Stories

Coventry Tree Warden’s have been collating people’s memories of trees that are or have in the past been special to them. The original idea was to put the memories together in a booklet that could be used to sell as a small fundraising project for the CTWN. Due to the current pandemic we have put ….  Read More

Sign the petition to help save Piles Coppice Wood.

Click here to sign and share the petition. We are trying to save Piles Coppice, an incredibly special woodland on the outskirts of Coventry, a tiny remnant of the ancient forest of Arden. Mentioned in the Doomsday book and unchanged for hundreds of years, it is recognised as possibly the most important wood in the ….  Read More