Trees and forests

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Planting more trees in cities could cut deaths from summer heat, says study
European research finds that increasing urban tree coverage to 30% can lower temperatures by 0.4C

Rachel Hall

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Brockley residents raise £100,000 to save patch of ancient London woodland
Gorne Wood is a rare surviving fragment of an old forest and provides habitat for wildlife such as slow worms and endangered hedgehogs

Damien Gayle

28, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Country diary: Honeysuckle twines its way towards the light | Susie White
Allendale, Northumberland: It brings promise every winter at around this time, twisting around branches and becoming just as fat

Susie White

28, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Farmers’ union called UK environment targets ‘irrational’ and ‘unachievable’
NFU raised questions over water pollution, tree planting and rewilding targets, according to documents

Helena Horton Environment reporter

27, Jan, 2023 @3:20 PM

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‘Brazil was asleep’: as the rains come, hope reawakens for the Amazon
While the honeymoon mood created by the new government will run up against political reality, the euphoria is not blind

Jonathan Watts in Altamira

27, Jan, 2023 @1:13 PM

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Human activity and drought ‘degrading more than a third of Amazon rainforest’
Fires, land conversion, logging and water shortages have weakened resilience of 2.5m sq km of forest, says study

Jonathan Watts in Brazil

26, Jan, 2023 @7:24 PM

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A new start after 60: I returned to my childhood home – and rediscovered a lost passion
After winning a Bafta for his film work, Mark Frith felt the only way was down. Then he began to draw again, spending two months sketching a tree he had once played in. It was the start of a whole new career

Paula Cocozza

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: Dripping trees and a swollen Tamar | Virginia Spiers
Gunnislake, Tamar Valley: On a dim winter day, lurid moss shrouds the tree trunks, the fallen limbs and sprawling roots

Virginia Spiers

19, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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From wetland wonder to Woodstock: in praise of the alder tree
Plantwatch pays tribute to a water-resistant species whose uses range from flood defence to Hendrix’s Fender Stratocaster

Paul Simons

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: Much to be found in the two inch-tall rainforest | Phil Gates
Egglestone, Teesdale: Crouch down at this time of year and you’ll see the irrepressible energy of new foliage, fresh shoots and spring’s promise

Phil Gates

18, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: The alder trees here are suffering | Tom Allan
Wolfehopelee, Scottish Borders: A walk in a familiar fragment of woodland is pleasant enough before we see the first dead crowns

Tom Allan

17, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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‘We need trees’: green vision struggles to take root in Europe’s cities
Planners want to plant trees to tackle climate crisis but often face a hostile urban environment

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

16, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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