Tagged: trees

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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How the first trees grew so tall

By Christopher M. Berry, Cardiff University Imagine a world without trees, and then try to think about the changes that would need to happen for these trees to evolve from the small primitive plants...

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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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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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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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