Free Guide: Identifying Ash Trees

With the Covid-19 lockdown and school closures we wanted to support people to get out (on their one walk or cycle ride a day) and start to identify Ash trees growing in their local area.

Whether you have an Ash tree in your garden, on your street, or in your local park, we’d love you to take a photo or make some artwork, and share it with us on social media using the #AshTreeStream hashtag.

If you’re unable to get out right now, You can also share Ash trees that you can see from a window, or a favourite tree that you remember visiting before lockdown. Some people have already shared trees with us, you can see these by clicking on the Your Favourite Ash Trees category.

If you’re not sure what an Ash tree looks like, you can use the simple guide to Identifying Ash Trees that we’ve put together for you. Please download it here:

We will be making a second resource available soon, sharing different approaches to making art from Ash trees, so that once you’ve identified and located your local Ash trees, you can record them with drawings/rubbings, create a map to document your walk to/from them, or write a poem.

Please do stay safe and follow the government guidelines on social distancing.

Published by James Aldridge

Visual Artist and Consultant, working and playing with people and places. Based in Wiltshire, UK

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