Old trees, found in almost any city, may have led extraordinary lives, witnessing profound landscape transformations, events of historical significance, great suffering & elation. Over time,
these ‘heritage trees’ can develop distinctive personalities, reflected in the various anecdotes that we attach to them. They can shed light on the cultural value systems and economic priorities of bygone generations. They can also provide starting points for journeys of learning about a city - journeys that have no fixed route or endpoint.