The Tree Trail
...the continuation of art in the park with new work for the Acton Park Tree Trail.
The staff, children and young people have been working on some of new projects and repairing some old favourites over the last few months. Our newest Trees added to the trail are:
The "Actonconda", the repaired snake.
And "The Bug Tree"
The Monkey Tree sustained a lot of damage during one of the storms. There will repaired and new monkeys going up shortly.
Included will be "Out of Place Out of Time". A project about Orangutans. Funded by Foyles.
"Acton Grows Wild". A project about fungi has been completed. Funded by Kew Gardens. In a dark corner by The Art Block, see if you can spot it.
"The Goblin Tree" is due to be updates with all the goblins getting a clean and some new clothes. They will also have a few new friends.
We are still working on- repairs to the "Grandfather Face"
If you would like to volunteer to help complete some of our artwork please contact Jessica Mason
or visit our Facebook page
The Bug Tree
The first stage of the Acton Park Tree Trail was started in 2008 and completed in 2009 with artwork in 11 trees around the park. There has been a constant changing as new pieces have been added and old pieces of artwork come down as their life comes to a natural end.
There are always trees that generate ideas, particularly as the park is endowed with a very diverse and old collection of trees. New work keeps the trail alive and a constant surprise and source of interest to all those who use the park.
Pieces aim to engage the public both visually but also in a interactive way- a tree trail quiz, hidden treasure, and events such as decorating the Poppy Tree for Remembrance Sunday. The artwork made varies in character and has differing life spans. The whole trail expands and changes over time. A.P.P.L.E. wants to take this project from a local interest to attracting wider recognition, both for the artistic quality and the practice by which it was created.
The art pieces range from pieces made by nationally recognised artists, Walter Bailey and Tim Norris, local artists, Sam and Jake Barker, Edward Parkinson, Sharon Walters, Nella Johnson, Jessica Mason, to the children and young people at A.P.P.L.E.
Participation of the children and young people is crucial to meet our aims of creating a local arts culture and inspiring and assisting young people as the artists and art audiences of tomorrow.
To see a full archive of The Tree Trail visit
The Monkey Tree
Horsechestnut- Goblin Tree
The Fungi Patch
Plane Tree - Grandfather Tree
Acton Park Playground Art Work
The Park Mural
Woodland Triangle Return of the Wolv
Pine Tree Honour Tree
Story Telling Chair
Bowling Green Fence Insects
Plane Tree Snake
Horsechestnut Tree Memory Tree
Flowering Cherry Bug Tree
Horsechestnut Tree Rememberance Tre
Hornbeam – Fairy Tree
Oak – The Resting Place
Hornbeam In time of Wolves
Maple Tree – What lies Beneath /Marb
Oak Tree – Jellyfish
Lime Trees – Woodland Rug
Birch Trees- Secret Messages
Pine Tree Grandmother Tree
Box Tree – Bead Tree
Rowan Tree – Poetry Stones