Tagged: trees


The Science of Autumn Leaves

Autumn has well and truly arrived as deciduous trees hold on to their remaining leaves of yellow, orange, brown and red, while the fallen leaves form mounds below the tree’s soon to be...

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ESKINNER Veteran Yew Tree 2015

Enchanting Yew Trees

The mid-Devon village where I currently reside is host to an impressive veteran yew tree; it is probably the oldest living thing in the district, and it dominates the small churchyard of St....

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Oak Leaves

Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku)

*Originally posted in December 2015 on www.thereremouse.com Take two trees and call me in the morning… Many of us work too much, don’t play enough, struggle with insomnia, fatigue and headaches. Many of...

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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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Special trees need special protection

The Woodland Trust is campaigning for the UK’s most important ancient, veteran and historical trees to receive special protection through the creation of a national register of V.I.Trees. At present, all manner of man-made...

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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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Children take part in Ecuador’s reforestation record attempt (Photo Credit: Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuador breaks world record for reforestation

In environmental and conservation news, it’s often easy to get overwhelmed by heartbreaking statistics on climate change, biodiversity loss and habitat destruction but sometimes it’s good to highlight some of the positive record...

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Weekly Roundup 11/01/15

Welcome to this weeks review of what has been going on in the world of wildlife news. The new year is now in full swing as everyone slowly returned to work this week...

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