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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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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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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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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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Do Trees Near a Building Cause Problems?

Homeowners may be concerned about trees situated near to their property and the consequences of structural damage caused by growing roots or subsidence. The truth is that most trees will cause no damage to modern buildings and precautionary action isn’t … More

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Five Reasons Why Urban Areas Need Trees

It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without trees: they’re inextricably woven into the fabric of our lives. They provide food, building materials, shelter, meeting places and landmarks. Art, music and literature from all over the world are filled with … More

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