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Here is another monthly round-up of tree news articles from around the world – and in some ways trees are more important than ever during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.

Quinine tree from Andes that changed the world

A BBC Travel feature explores the history of the discovery of the cinchona tree, source of quinine, a cure for malaria currently being tested (controversially) against the Covid-19 pandemic…

Urban planners’ choice of male trees makes hay fever worse

According to the Guardian, horticulturists are urging a better sex mix of city trees to mitigate rising asthma and hay fever problems…

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Here is another monthly round-up of tree news articles from around the world – and in some ways trees are more important than ever during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.

Hug a tree to overcome isolation

Iceland’s forestry service has come up with a novel way to overcome the sense of isolation many people suffer because of Covid-19 preventative measures, reports the BBC…

Londoner labels street trees with love

During the lockdown someone has started writing captions in chalk for the trees of Walthamstow, identifying each species, according to TimeOut…

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Despite the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis I intend to carry on regardless with my regular blog posts and hope for the best. So here is another monthly round-up of tree news articles from around the world. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.

The European Tree of the Year and others

From a stately Scottish elm to a mighty Russian oak, competitors for the title of European tree of the year do their nations proud, says The Guardian…

New Zealand’s most famous tree vandalised

A willow tree at the southern tip of Lake Wanaka, which appears semi-submerged in the water and is a massively popular Instagram spot, was attacked by someone with a saw, says CNN Travel…

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

Tesla can fell pines for factory

A German court has given electric car maker Tesla permission to clear forest to build a manufacturing plant, says the Guardian…

Sweden’s forest policy wreaks havoc

Sweden presents itself as a global torchbearer on the environment, but its forest policy is wreaking havoc. The EU must act to stop it, write five European NGOs on the Euractiv news site…

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Here is my first round-up of tree news articles from around the world in 2020. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.

Giant tribute to green activists

A eucalyptus tree in Tasmania has been named after Greta Thunberg, reports SBS News…

All hands to the pruning of giant yew

Volunteers took part in the annual prune of the Great Yew at the National Trust’s Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire, reports the Express and Star…

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Here is my final round-up of tree news articles from around the world in 2019. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.

Frankincense trees are being tapped out

The National Geographic reports on a threat to supplies of fragrant Frankincense resin in Somaliland…

Appeal supports tree eco-therapy

As part of Trees for Life’s Rewild and Recover programme, refugees as well as people coping with poor mental health or homelessness can plant native saplings, helping the charity to rewild 10,000 acres of the Highlands. This is one of the charities supported by a Guardian appeal…

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

Cleaning time for 330-million-year-old tree

This summer saw a long-awaited clean-up for the fossil tree at the Natural History Museum in London…

100 years of the Forestry Commission

Countryfile celebrates 100 years of the Forestry Commission…

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