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Yew tree

Top 10 Facts about the Yew

Historic significance. One of the oldest wooden artefacts ever discovered by modern humans was made from Yew – a spearhead found in Essex dated at approximately 450,000 years of age. This particular spearhead was...

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Yew tree

Sex Changing Trees?

During November of last year researchers discovered that the Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, one of Europe’s oldest trees, was undergoing a change in sex. The 5,000 year old tree that was thought to...

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Why trees prevent flooding

This article may be stating the obvious to many people but it seems like most people in the media don’t seem to relate land use with flooding. A quick scan of the news...

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Fire Resistant Trees

A study, published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Environmental Management, has found that a species of Cypress tree, Cupressus sempervirens, is resistant to fire. Researchers involved in the long running...

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