Titchmarsh to lead Merrist Wood celebrations

Writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh will lead celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Merrist Wood, one of Britain's best-known arboriculture teaching centres, by planting the first of 40 oaks in grounds.

Ex-students will plant the remaining trees at the event on Thursday 30th October. Speeches from past and present students will the recount some of the academic and professional highs at the Surrey campus over the past 40 years. Peter Bridgeman, the first arboriculture lecturer at Merrist Wood, will give a talk alongside current lecturer Andy Pinder and director of land management Sarah Williams.

Former students who would like to attend should email phall@guildford.ac.uk

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