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Here is another selection of tree news articles from around the world. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.

Furniture that destroys forests

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The CITES summit has cracked down on the illegal rosewood trade, says the Guardian…

Arboreal carnage in Georgia’s oldest city

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The Daily Mail reports that Hurricane Matthew has wrecked Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia…

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A few leaves on the oak tree are turning to autumn gold

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The oak tree (Quercus robur) in the middle of Cardiff’s Thompson’s Park is at last tinged with autumn colours – although it’s still mostly green and you have to make an effort to find the golden leaves.

Now we are past the equinox and the daylight hours are getting shorter there is a distinct nip in the air. This has been particularly noticeable in the last fortnight as we have had cold easterly winds, unusual in South Wales. (more…)

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Leaves of horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) rusting in October 2016 in Cardiff’s Thompson’s Park

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Here we are again with the monthly shout-out to all tree followers. If you are new to tree following, read all about it here.

The October tree-following link box is now closed, but at the bottom of this post you will find links to all the wonderful contributions we received this month…

Is it autumn (or “fall”) where you are yet? Here in Cardiff most trees are still totally green, although a few are starting to give up their leaves in a haphazard sort of way and drop them on the paths and pavements. (more…)

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Here is another selection of tree news articles from around the world. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.

Saving Congo’s forest and its Pygmies

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In the DRC, the indigenous Mbuti people rejected a nature reserve that banned them from their ancestral lands. Now, working with conservationists, they are exploring ways to protect the Itombwe forest together, according to the Guardian…

Adonis is named Europe’s oldest tree

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The Daily Mail reports that, according to scientists, a pine found growing in Greece was planted more than 1,000 years ago…

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The oak shows no sign of autumn yet

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As I suspected, the oak tree (Quercus robur) in the middle of Cardiff’s Thompson’s Park doesn’t know it’s autumn yet. When I visited it on September 9 it looked no different from a month earlier, apart from the fact that someone had removed the fallen branch.

Sadly I have had to give up totally on finding ANY acorns, despite the large size of the tree. They all seem to have been subsumed by wasp galls of various sorts, so I had to make do with inspecting those again. (more…)

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A mighty beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) at Minterne Gardens in Dorset a few weeks ago

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Here we are again with the monthly shout-out to all tree followers. If you are new to tree following, read all about it here.

The September tree-following link box is now closed, but at the bottom of this post you will find links to all the wonderful contributions we received this month…

In my neck of the woods September tends to be a something and nothing month for trees, most of which seem to be looking tired but without any autumn colour yet. I will be interested to see how yours are getting on. (more…)

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Here is another selection of tree news articles from around the world. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.

The Great Bear rainforest is a model for how to save trees

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The Great Bear forest in Canada is almost 16 million acres and home to thousand-year-old cedar trees and rare species. Here environmentalists and loggers have worked together, says PRI…

Help track down historic, royal mulberries

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The Conservation Foundation is trying to find and survey ancient mulberries in London, says the Telegraph…

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