Six of the best: National Tree Week events

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Avon Wildlife Trust Folly Farm Stowey, Pensford, Bristol (01275 332288) OS Grid Reference ST610603 Tomorrow from 11am Tree-planting event at Folly Farm nature reserve. Planting 500 native trees including oak, ash and shrubs, hazel, holly and hawthorn. Plant one tree or stay all day. Spades and instruction provided

Woodland Trust Warren Farm nr Nonsuch Park, borders Sutton, Surrey (01476 74297). Tomorrow, 11am-3.30pm Bring your dog to this family tree-planting day where he can amuse himself with the Dog Agility Stakes event, while you get down to work planting native broad- leafed trees such as oak, ash and beech - pounds 5 buys you a commemorative tree with personalised name tag dedicated to a friend or relative (free if you join the Woodland Trust)

Burnham Beeches Guided Walk meet at Victory Cross, Burnham Beeches, nr Slough (01753 647358) tomorrow 2pm (lasts 2 hours) A guided walk through Burnham Beeches and national nature reserve to learn about local trees and their uses. Check out the rare breeds of cattle and pigs grazing on the woodland

Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berks (01635 874381). Ongoing exhibition, open this weekend from 12noon-5pm The Trees Alive exhibition has a range of hands- on activities for kids (particularly 6-12 year olds). Looks at aspects of living trees in depth from the shape of trees, buds and bark with the idea of identifying trees in the field. Activities include making pictures out of coloured leaves collected on the tree trail and creating tree and bark rubbings

Peterborough City Council Cathedral Square Peterborough, Cambs (01733 317472). Today 12noon-5pm This city-centre celebration of trees emphasises the artistic side of nature with "Art on a Plate", where fruits of the forest are used to create artistic designs on a plate. See the lifespan of a 300-year-old tree unfold in the veteran tree marquee to music from the time of its birth

London Borough of Ealing Town Hall Uxbridge Rd, London W5 (0181-758 5916). Today 11.30am-2pm The day starts with tree-dressing in front of the Town Hall using decorations made by local kids. A band-led procession follows to Ealing Common where children will hang further decorations - large bird, squirrel and plant structures made out of willow and tissue paper

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