Right Tree, Right Place - The ancient UK woodland

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Piggotts Hill - Grid Ref: SU 853990 OR Postcode: HP14 4NF

The April edition of environmental SCIENTIST, Right Tree Right Place, takes you deep into the woods and explores the role of trees in our environment. From their use in cities to improve environmental health to their value for biodiversity in veteran woodlands, trees play a vital role within nature and have the potential to offer solutions to environmental and societal issues caused by anthropogenic change.

To launch this edition of our journal, we are visiting one of the most wooded regions of the UK, The Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for crystal clear chalk streams, carpets of bluebells and ancient woodland that have drawn artists from across the world to this iconic landscape.

John Morris, Director of the Chiltern Woodlands Project and contributing author to this journal edition, will take us on a tour around one of the most ancient areas, Piggotts Wood. Drawing on past woodland use and management techniques, as well as discussing some of the current issues facing this threatened area, John will explain the history behind some of the woodland’s key features and the excellent work he and the Chiltern Woodlands Project run to protect this ancient landmark. 


15:30 - Meet & greet
15:45 - Tour with John Morris
16:30 - Refreshments & mingle
17:00 - Close


Please note, there is a limited capacity for this event. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Should your circumstances change such that you are unable to attend this event, please notify Rhianna Jarvis by 5pm on the 17th April. Failure to do so will result in a £12 cancellation fee.

IES member Free
Non-member* £12





*1 year's free Affiliate Membership is included in the price of your ticket.





What to bring

The barn is fully covered and well insulated, however, the walk will be through the woodlands so please wear practical footwear and clothing for all weather.

Location and transport information

Piggotts Hill, located between Hughenden Valley and Speen to the north of High Wycombe, can only be reached by car. The closest train stations are Saunderton and Great Missenden. The closest bus stop is in Walter's Ash and is serviced by the number 300 bus from High Wycombe.

The meeting point will be Piggotts Barn. Follow the signposts to Piggotts Hill. The barn will be down the end of a narrow lane on your left (after 3 houses). This is not searchable on Google so please use the Grid Reference SU 853990 or Postcode HP14 4NF. Please note, car parking will be in a field.


We aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email Rhianna Jarvis at rhianna@the-ies.org or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to discuss this further.

Who to contact

Eloise Clarke

Events & Marketing Lead

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