L-R: James Aldred and Johnathan Drori
For James Aldred and Johnathan Drori, trees are an integral part of their lives. Join us for an evening where they share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees.
From an early age James 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.
In Conversation with James Aldred and Johnathan Drori will take place on Thursday 21 February at the Society. The evening will be hosted by BBC presenter and journalist Martine Croxall and there will be plenty of opportunity for audience questions.
So if you’re in-tree-gued and want to find out more – book your place now.
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