I found London a bit much on my visit over the last few days. The crowds, the buses and the concrete. Well, brick and stone…..
Then, by chance, we discovered a centre along the lines of Skelton Grange Conservation Centre near us in Leeds. Camley Street Nature Park is situated just behind Kings Cross station and when you are there you would never believe you were in the middle of a mega city!
Created from an old coal yard, it is now home to a wood and a pond and it runs events for those with a mind to conservation. According to a panel giving information, England has lost 98% of its original woodland, so it is important at the very least to preserve what is left. However, wouldn’t it be great if we could get our trees back?
Being realistic we have to feed ourselves and the sizeable population needs to be housed, so woods of oak and alder are not all we need. At the same time, the more spaces which can be filled with our native trees, the better it will be for all.