Why do trees turn different colours in autumn?

November 12, 2021 by Steve Cox

Every season has its particular glory and autumn brings the annual spectacle of leaf fall from deciduous trees.  The leaf colours vary.  Some species of tree turn red, some orange, some yellow and some a mixture of all these colours. …

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Police investigation after oak trees apparently poisoned

October 7, 2021 by Steve Cox

A police investigation has been launched after two oak trees at Whitecliff Harbourside Park, adjacent to Whitecliff Road in Poole have died. The two trees at Whitecliff are already mature specimens, which makes them incredibly difficult if not impossible to…

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The Dark Hedges may be coming to you sometime soon

February 1, 2019 by Steve Cox

A tree has collapsed and fallen out of The Dark Hedges, the line of trees in Northern Ireland made famous by its use in the drama series Game of Thrones. The avenue was used as the King’s Road in the…

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A Guide to Qualifications and Careers in Arboriculture

December 24, 2014 by Steve Cox

Arboriculture is a fascinating subject and the care and management of trees can form the basis for an immensely satisfying job or career. This leaflet has been produced by the Arboricultural Association ( It is a useful introduction to the…

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The Bosco Verticale Project

June 4, 2014 by Steve Cox

The Bosco Verticale project, set up by Italian architect Stephano Boeri, aims to create a vertical forest around the outside of two high-rise apartment blocks in the centre of Milan. Each apartment will, we are told, include a balcony and…

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Yorkshire is so hard it has an iron tree!

April 18, 2014 by Steve Cox

Ai Weiwei will be exhibiting some of his sculptures in ‘a sort of field’ at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, in Yorkshire from 24 May to 2 November 2014.  Don’t miss it. His sculptures are impressive and thought provoking….

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Trees and Floods

February 17, 2014 by Steve Cox

England is on course for the wettest winter since 1766.  A succession of fierce storms, combined with high tides swept over the southern part of the country during December 2013 and January 2014.  Rivers are now spilling out onto surrounding…

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Ash die-back (Chalara fraxinea)

December 14, 2013 by Steve Cox

The latest Forestry Commission information on the spread of this damaging disease is that there have been 613 cases confirmed so far in the UK. In Dorset, there has been one case in a woodland, between Dorchester and Bridport, and…

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Another enemy hunts ash trees in Europe.

October 23, 2013 by Steve Cox

The pest which is currently devastating ash trees in 19 US states has been found to be established around Moscow, in Russia. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is being tracked by forest scientists who are trying to find ways to deal…

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