Category Archives: trees

International Day of Forests 21st March 2017

“This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees outside forests. Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Around 1.6 … Continue reading

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Alex park nature events report

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Tree walk The rain held off on Sat morning as Joe Walsh Tree Officer at the council introduced us to the trees in the park, whilst repeatedly stating his intention (which to our amusement he singularly failed to keep) to … Continue reading

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Collection of Radio 4 programmes on trees

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A wonderful treat for the festive season: Radio 4’s collection of programmes devoted to trees in response to the Ash tree dieback disease. The collection ranges across science, poetry, mythology of Iceland and the Scottish islands, and a programme on … Continue reading

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Alex park renovation – update

If you’re wondering where things are up to, there’s an update on the concerned residents website where you can easily find out about all the key issues and view the presentation given to the council on 17th Dec.  

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The Meaning of Trees + Rewilding – nature on BBC Radio

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Check out this great 15 min series on BBC Radio3 The Essay: The Meaning of Trees. Starting with the Yew in episode 1, and moving on to Ash, Oak, Willow and coming up next Sycamore, Fiona Stafford explores the history, folklore, … Continue reading

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Alex park – a short natural history video

Whilst cycling through Alex park last week, I unexpectedly ended up being filmed talking about the natural history of the park. View the 5 min video here.

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Help identify Ash tree dieback disease

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Britain’s 80 million ash trees, making up 30% of our indigenous deciduous woodland, are at deadly risk from ash dieback caused by Chalara fraxinea, a virulent fungal disease that has swept across Europe. Visit the Ashtag website to find out how to identify this disease … Continue reading

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