Deeper Roots // Martin Collins

Sat 27 Apr 1pm

Meet at: The Secret Garden, Floor 7 of Library of Bham, Centenary Square, Broad Street B1 2ND

Far more than a tree identification walk, Martin Collins addresses our deeper understanding of the trees we encounter daily in our gardens, parkland, suburban streets and city centre. What is their role in our urban, C21st lives and what do we want them to do? On this long and engaging walk passing through several city areas, Martin shares his outlook on trees and urban flora which has been shaped by a lifetime’s work in ecology. Many surprises and several exotic species will be revealed along the way.

About Martin:

Between 1975 and 2009, Martin taught botany to horticultural students at the Horticultural Training School in Kings Heath Park. He has led several tree walks over the years.


  • Footwear suitable for urban walking and weather-appropriate clothing essential.

  • Accessible - no steps. Some narrow pavements.

  • Deeper Roots first ran during the fifth Still Walking Festival in 2014.