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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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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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