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Six Amazing Tree Facts You Need to Know

Trees are everywhere. We grow them in our gardens, we pass them on our way to work, we walk among them in the countryside – yet how often do we stop to think about them? As the lungs of the … More

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Local Heroes: Meet Seven of Britain’s Native Trees

What are native trees? Native tree species are those that found their way to the UK naturally, without human intervention. Our native trees colonised the country after the last ice age, when the UK was still attached to mainland Europe … More

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Summer Pruning: How to Help Your Fruit Trees Flourish

Summer is here, and though the weather may have been somewhat temperamental so far, it’s the perfect time to get out in your garden and give your fruit trees a bit of TLC. Why prune in summer? Pruning apple and … More

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Seven Sustainable Gardening Tips for Beginners

A sustainable garden is one that benefits the surrounding environment rather than harming it. Sustainable gardening involves low-impact practices and makes use of resources in an eco-friendly way. As climate change takes its toll on the earth, sustainable gardening is … More

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Britain’s Most Spectacular Trees

Our green and pleasant land is home to many tree species, each with their own unique characteristics and features. It would be difficult for us to pick a favourite – but if we were to pit them against each other, … More

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A Giant Welcome to the First Redwood Forest in Europe

The arrival of the first redwood forest in Europe We’re betting every Londoner has at some point stood in awe beneath the cross-section of the giant sequoia trunk at South Kensington’s Natural History Museum. Unless you’ve made a special trip … More

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Could Trees Provide Natural Flood Defences for London?

Over the last five years, news of catastrophic floods seems to have become a media staple. As Londoners, we’re used to seeing these events happen elsewhere – but we shouldn’t be complacent. A 2002 study commissioned by the London Climate … More

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Male and Female Trees: Their Differences Explained

Just as gender plays a large part in the human world, it’s an important fact of life for trees. Although tree reproduction doesn’t always depend on the presence of male and female, it’s something you need to know about if … More

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Why Not Bring the Calm and Beauty of Ancient Woodland to Your Garden?

There’s far more to woodland than just trees. We love spending time outdoors with the huge, ancient trees found in the woods around London, but the real attraction of ancient woodland is the sense of stillness and peace we feel … More

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How Trees Can Help Fight Global Warming

For this week’s blog we discuss how trees can help fight global warming. Now more than ever, global warming is in the news. Even chilly, rainy Britain has been experiencing the consequences of the warming trend, from unusually hot summers to … More

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