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Plant trees to tackle climate change

2. March 2017

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

Trees are vital to the future of our planet as they soak up carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/26/trees-to-combat-climate-change Wherever you live in the world please think about where you can plant more trees – they are beautiful and easy to look after as long as you choose the right tree for the right soil […]

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Trees for climate change

2. March 2015

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          Climate change is happening now in your back garden. As a result long-lived trees that you plant now will have to deal with a different climate when they mature. Hotter drier summers and wetter warmer winters are bringing new challenges which means it is important to think seriously about the […]

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Trees tackle climate change

5. June 2014

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Trees tackle climate change

The UK needs to plant 20 million trees a year for the next half century to tackle climate change, protect wildlife and provide benefits for people, according to the Woodland Trust. The charity’s president, TV personality Clive Anderson, wants to see the UK’s tree cover double – bringing the amount of woodlands up to the […]

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Worst weather since 1987 storm

26. October 2013

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  Weather forecasters are warning of stormy conditions in England and Wales on Sunday night and Monday even though today has been an amazing warm and sunny day here on the south coast. Many flowers are having a late flowering including these roses which seem to think it is mid summer still with their full […]

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Trees for Cities

4. September 2013

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Trees for Cities is an independent charity, which inspires people to plant and love trees worldwide. Set up as Trees for London in 1993, Trees for Cities’ aim is to create social cohesion and beautify our cities through tree planting, community-led design, education and training initiatives in urban areas that need it most. They manage projects […]

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Trees need help to weather storms

21. June 2012

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Today is Mid Summers Day and it marks the midway point of The Tree Council’s Tree Care Campaign, launched on 21st March, yet there has been little evidence of summer over the past few weeks. The recent extreme of wet and stormy weather has presented an unwelcome threat to both newly planted and established trees […]

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Trees for Cities

20. June 2012

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Trees for Cities

Interesting facts about trees from  the Arbor Day Foundation: * A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year. *A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs./year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.” http://chemistry.about.com/od/environmentalchemistry/f/oxygen-produced-by-trees.htm […]

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How to plant trees

21. February 2012

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In keeping with my tree theme this weekend, here are some useful websites to inspire you to actually plant one in your garden.Now is the perfect time to establish a new tree to allow it time to settle before the summer. Do remember to water any new plantings as the weather is very dry this winter. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=237 http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/moretrees-moregood/advice-centre/guides-tools/Pages/help.aspx http://www.cityplanter.co.uk/practical/how-to/how-to-plant-a-bare-root-tree […]

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Google Earth 3D trees and climate change

24. November 2011

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The sun is back in London and I am heading off  to Kew Gardens to soak up the horticultural delights and hopefully take some photos – especially of the beautiful trees that are at Kew. Speaking of trees, did you know that Google Earth now has an amazing 3D tree facility that lets you look at how trees compliment […]

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Trees not adapting to climate change

1. November 2011

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More than half of tree species in eastern U.S. forests aren’t adapting to climate change as quickly or consistently as predicted, http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/10/31/Trees-not-adapting-well-to-climate-change/UPI-58271320108118/ In the UK the leaves are falling as Autumn winds whip up and the beautiful sunny days we have enjoyed this October are a distant memory. If you want to catch the last of […]

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