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Climate change trees

28. August 2011

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 An experiment is under way to find the garden trees of the future, able to withstand the extremes of weather brought about by climate change and potentially replace any of today’s garden favourites which may not survive.These beautiful trees on Hampstead Heath in London have provided a shady place to sit and ponder the beauty […]

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Early autumn in uk

23. August 2011

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Over the past 24 hours it seems that summer has come to an abrupt end and autumn is creeping upon us. There has been heavy rain with mist and fog here in the South East  and the leaves on many trees are already changing colour before September has even arrived. Guy Barter, chief horticultural adviser […]

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Royal Wedding Trees and Garden Parties

30. April 2011

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Royal Wedding Trees and Garden Parties

The beautiful trees that Kate and William chose to make Westminster Abbey look greener and connected to nature will be on display until 6th May before they are taken to Highgrove to be planted. http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/26/Floral-Displays-in-the-Abbey-and-Buckingham-Palace After the nationalistic excess of the past few days it is great to get back into the garden and catch […]

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Royal Wedding “greens” Westminster Abbey

27. April 2011

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Royal Wedding “greens” Westminster Abbey

The inside of Westminster Abbey will be looking as green as the outside on Friday as Kate Middleton has requested that the Abbey be dressed with six English field maples and two hornbeams, which are up to 20ft tall. It appears that Kate is “very green” in her outlook and insisted that all the flowers […]

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Cold winter brings beautiful blossom

4. April 2011

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Cold winter brings beautiful blossom

This year’s record-breaking cold winter could mean a bumper fruit crop for British gardeners according to Brogdale Farm Faversham, home of the National Fruit Collection. Tim Biddlecombe from the Farm Advisory Services Team Ltd and curators of the National Fruit Collection comments: “The cold winter should be good for fruit growers across the UK. Whilst […]

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Trees in a changing climate

25. March 2011

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Trees in a changing climate

BLOG FIVE FOR CLIMATE WEEK Today I witnessed the death of a beautiful tree in a neighbours garden. At around 8.30am three beefy tree surgeons arrived and started hacking at an amazing old tree where many local birds regularly sit and nest .By 2pm there was nothing left of 40 years of growth which had […]

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Visit Woods.org.uk

15. February 2011

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Visit Woods.org.uk

VisitWoods.org.uk has just been launched to bring together all of the UK’s known publicly accessible woods –  14,000 woodlands in all. The £2.1 million project enables people to find their nearest accessible wood and directions to it. Visitors keen to share their experience can attribute various features and facilities to the woods they have visited, […]

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2011 International Year of the Forest

1. January 2011

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2011 International Year of the Forest

A new year brings hope and optimism for the planet and how we look after it. Following the recent advances on limiting deforestation at the Climate Change summit in Cancun, it is good to know that this year will see preservation of our forests as a top priority all over the world. The United Nations […]

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Save UK forests

27. October 2010

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The government is preparing plans to sell off more than half of our national forests to private firms. This could mean ancient woodlands are chopped down and ruined. Woodland wildlife would have to make way for Centre Parcs style holiday villages, golf courses and commercial logging. Ancient forests like The Forest of Dean and Sherwood […]

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Climate change makes trees grow faster

19. July 2010

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Climate change makes trees grow faster

A recent study of trees in eastern America suggests that forests could be growing faster now than they were 200 years ago as a result of climate change.The trees appear to have accelerated growth rates due to longer growing seasons and higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The study in Maryland suggests that […]

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