Recording Trees & Tree Stories in Graves Park

Tuesday, 14th May 2024

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Graves Park, Sheffield


Trees have stories, the way they appear may be due to how they have been managed and used by people in the past, but a tree’s story may also be etched into its bark.  Messages, names, and illustrations in the form of love hearts are often visible on the trunks and branches of trees, particularly beech trees.

These etchings or arborglyphs may only represent the actions of a few moments, but they are a lasting record on the life of a tree.  The recording of arborglyphs can provide useful and sometimes unique information about the past and the people who engaged with them.

As part of the Finding Lost Norton Park: Digging Deeper All project we are recording prominent trees and their stories as part of a wider programme of heritage and ecology surveys.

All this information will go a long way in helping us to understand how Grave Park and its landscape has been used and evolved over time.

Full training and equipment will be provided.

Please wear sturdy shoes/boots and dress appropriately for the outdoors.  The event will take place away from well-established footpaths.  Please feel free to bring food and drink.

Graves Park Charles Ashmore Road Car Park
Charles Ashmore Road
S8 8GJ