21 February 2019
Doors open at 6.30pm.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
From £8.00 per person
For James Aldred and Johnathan Drori, trees are an integral part of their lives.
James hops around the treetops filming segments for David Attenborough's documentaries and Jonathan's projects have opened our eyes to the fundamental role played by trees in every part of human life.
Join us for an in-tree-guing evening as they share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees.
From an early age James Aldred had a love for nature. Growing up in the New Forest, he could often be found tracking fallow deer and roaming about the landscape. Now as a professional climber, cameraman and adventurer, he scales the most incredible and majestic trees to capture new angles of life high up in the canopy. His first book, The Man who Climbs Trees, is filled with stories from the tree tops including meeting indigenous people, getting attacked by bees and being chased by elephants. James has truly made the tree tops his playground and has been nominated for his work on various programmes for the BBC and National Geographic.
Joining James in conversation is author of Around the World in 80 Trees, Johnathan Drori. A trustee of the Eden Project, an ambassador for WWF and a trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the Woodland Trust for nine years, Johnathan wants to inspire us with his love for trees and a wish to protect them and their habitats. In his book he marries together plant science with history and human stories to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life.
The evening will be hosted by BBC presenter and journalist Martine Croxall and there will be plenty of opportunity for audience questions.
James Aldred is a professional British climber, cameraman and adventurer who films wildlife in breathtaking locations and scales the most incredible and majestic trees on the planet.
Jonathan Drori is a Trustee of The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Woodland Trust.
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