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An off beat collection of advice and information notes regarding medicinal trees and shrubs, botanical tree names simplified, the origin of surnames and others.

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Why does every Churchyard have a Yew tree

The common or English yew tree (Taxus baccata) whilst native to Britain, is also found across much of Europe, western ...
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Why Do Trees Break

It’s a matter of survival of the fittest - Darwin’s concept of fitness is defined as reproductive success and is ...
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Why do Different Trees have Different Shaped Leaves

Introduction  There are over 60,000 different species of trees in the world and hundreds of different shapes of leaves - ...
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Shades of Gray

On a hot summers’ days what could be better than sitting in the garden in the shade of your favourite ...
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Autumn Colours

Introduction Without doubt autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year when the leaves turn from green ...
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An Introduction to Visual Amenity Valuation of Trees and Woodlands

Introduction  The Helliwell System is one of several methods of placing a monetary value on the visual amenity provided by ...
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