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Trees of Amsterdam

Trees of Amsterdam

Lucy Saunders, Tree Officer for The Lake District National Park, spent an enjoyable busman’s holiday amongst the Trees of Amsterdam

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Get to the root of the problem

Get to the root of the problem

T his is a case which resulted from a keen observation by a planning officer visiting the site to consider a planning application.   An oak with existing fungi at the base (small, blackened brackets of Ganoderma) was seen to now have fruiting bodies of a different fungus around most of the base. With several…

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The student life

The student life

‘Tree Lady’ Charlotte Bancroft talks to children about the root system of a tree As I sat on a bench and watched my two exploring, I found them coming back to me with treasures of twigs, leaves, seeds and bits of bark.  It took me back to my own childhood, spent exploring nature.  I had…

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Ancient woodlands to mark Platinum Jubilee

Ancient woodlands to mark Platinum Jubilee

This year marks HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  In addition to the tree planting as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, there are also plans to recognise 70 ancient woodlands as Platinum Woodlands.  These will receive formal protection.  I have been tasked with finding a woodland within the Lake District to present as our contribution.…

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Evening stroll on Barlaston Downs enjoyed in silhouette 

Evening stroll on Barlaston Downs enjoyed in silhouette 

There really is nothing quite like a walk in the countryside following a tough day in the office.  Regular reader of The World of Trees, Mandy Gilford, from Stoke-on-Trent, loves going for a walk.  If Mandy isn’t marvelling at the lake and grounds at Trentham Gardens – created, of course, by Capability Brown – then…

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