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To the distress of squirrels, boar, mice, pigs, jays, deer and even some young children, 2014 is turning out to be one of the worst years on record for acorns. After a record crop last year when tree
s were so laden that their branches bowed under ...
Climate change remains a hot topic, but it's hard to ignore the fact that things are getting warmer. Any tree
s you plant this autumn should still be giving pleasure in 2050, when they could be living in the kind of temperatures now found five ...
Cardinals tuck into the dark wall of Norway spruce, finding shelter in the tall tree
s. Prickly, round seed balls dangle from a slender sycamore like tiny Christmas ornaments. A dawn redwood, native to China and found in fossil records dating back ...
We have finally finished tidying up all the tree
s and branches thrown down by the furious winter winds in Court Wood. It's an 11-acre, mixed broad-leaf woodland near my home in the Black Mountains, south Wales. As part of a not-for-profit, ...
A year after the first case of ash dieback in mature woodland - and with the disease spreading inexorably - experts are looking at ways to future-proof forests.
Stroll around the Woodland Trust's Hucking estate (pictured in satellite ...
The pillwort fern is one of Britain's most unusual – and striking – native water plants. Its tiny fronds unfurl to create lush green underwater meadows in lakes and ponds.
However, the pillwort is under threat, a victim of polluted ...
I am the president of the Woodland Trust. Perhaps I should resign.
If you go down to the woods today, you are in for a nasty surprise. Well, not a surprise exactly, as you are probably aware that these are desperate times for our ...
The recent confirmed cases of Chalara ash dieback means it has become the latest threat to UK tree
Within the UK's woodlands, ash is the third most abundant species of broadleaf tree
s, covering 129,000 hectares.
They have blamed the trend on the spread of a pest species which attacks horse chestnut tree
s (Aesculus hippocastanum).
Researchers believe that the majority of the tree
s in England and Wales are now infected by the leaf miner moth ...
A young horse chestnut tree
in a west London garden was bleeding a rust-coloured liquid down its bark last week. As it dried, it left a black, tar-like stain several feet long. Two streets away, another horse chestnut
had prematurely shed its ...
The Woodland Trust survey of 40,000 volunteers found that the traditional signs of spring were on average 17 days earlier because of the hot weather in April.
The orange-tipped butterfly was spotted almost a month early on 13th April, ...
A sad milestone in the spread of a disease mortally affecting Britain's horse chestnut tree
s was passed this week when one of the country's noblest horse chestnut
avenues was finally cut down.
s lining the drive of 16th-century ...
Could conker championships become a thing of the past?
A common insect called the leaf miner moth does more long-term damage to horse chestnut tree
s than thought.
Previously the moth was thought to cause only cosmetic damage, ...
The future of Britain's conker crop is at risk from an "alien invader" that is attacking horse chestnut tree
s across the country. New research has found that the leaf miner moth, which weakens tree
s by making them shed their leaves early, is ...
Concern over health and safety, combined the rise in popularity of computer games and television, has left today's children with an alarming lack of understanding of the animal and plant kingdom, according to the study.
Many youngsters ...
PESTS and diseases are set to spread through Scotland's forests as a result of climate change, with potentially devastating impacts, a report has warned.
Diseases likely to take greater hold in the tree
s in Scotland's woodlands include a ...
For Tony Kirkham it was yet another grim find. One of the towering oaks, a tree
that had dominated its patch of Kew Gardens for 250 years, was dying.
At 90ft high and still in its prime, the tree
had seemed ready for another 250 years, ...
New York State environmental officials are preparing to send a team of trained state forestry staffers to help Massachusetts survey and quantify the extent of damage caused by the Asian longhorned beetle, Department of Environmental Conservation ...
Scientists need help to protect Connecticut's maple tree
s from potential devastation.
The enemy is a beetle that has extremely long, black-and-white antennae, makes no sound, can pack a bite and attacks hardwood tree
This bug, ...
A black and white beetle which can damage woodland and garden plants has been found in the UK after being imported from China, the government warned on Thursday.
Several Citrus Longhorn beetles have been found after they were brought in ...
Thousands of plant species are being pushed to the brink of extinction by
global warming, and those already at the extremes are in the greatest danger, a
leading botanist said on Tuesday.
Paul Smith, head of Britain's Millennium ...
Gardeners face one of the greatest challenges in horticultural history
because rapid climate change is making traditional techniques redundant, experts
As the Government told Britain's 27 million gardeners to ...
Horticultural experts across Britain are becoming increasingly concerned
about the adverse effects global warming is having on the country's best-known
Its claimed some species are battling to survive in the face of climate ...
Britain's horse chestnut tree
s, providers of conkers for generations of
schoolboys, are dying in their thousands in the worst case of tree
Dutch elm disease 30 years ago.
The horse chestnut
s, which often stand in ...
Scotland's native tree
population is at threat from global warming, with some
species migrating north for more suitable conditions, according to forestry
Forests and woodlands in the south of the country are seeing some ...