Ghost Tress by Bob Gilbert

Bob Gilbert explores the hidden wildlife of the inner city. Drawing from history, the arts and legend, he chronicles the deep relationship between people and nature – and especially the trees that have shaped London over the centuries. Ghost Trees tells the secrets and stories of the urban wildscape, of glorious nature resilient and resurgent on our very doorsteps.

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About the author

Bob Gilbert (‘the tree-whisperer’ – Guardian) is the author of The Green London Way (Lawrence & Wishart, 2012) and has written a column for Ham & High on urban wildlife for the last twenty years. A regular contributor to TV and radio, Bob is a long-standing campaigner for inner city conservation and chair of ‘The Garden Classroom’, a charity that promotes environmental education. His forthcoming BBC Radio 4 arts programme Treesong will air in November 2019.  Bob lives in Poplar, east London.