Trees and forests

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'Blossom circles' to bloom across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Project aims to inspire UK equivalent of hanami – the Japanese custom of relishing fleeting sight and scent of blossom

Steven Morris

26, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests
Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon

Patrick Barkham

25, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Plants linked to lower levels of violence and self-harm in prisons
Researchers say England and Wales study shows demonstrable benefits for prisoners in all categories

Patrick Barkham

25, Feb, 2021 @1:33 PM

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'Get the trees back': NSW minister wanted 'clearance zone' around highways after bushfires
Andrew Constance confirms he ordered the now-sacked transport department head to remove trees 40 metres either side of highways but was refused

Michael McGowan

25, Feb, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Country diary: thrutching and skeltering through a wild wood
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: A detour through the trees appeared to offer refuge, but appearances proved deceptive

Paul Evans

25, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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'Unique' petrified tree up to 20m years old found intact in Lesbos
Discovery of 19.5-metre tree with roots, branches and leaves is unprecedented, say experts

Helena Smith in Athens

25, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Row over UK tree-planting drive: 'We want the right trees in the right place'
Forestry Commission accused of funding non-native plantations that damage peatlands and imperil rare species

Patrick Barkham

23, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Country diary: life amid the icicles
Eyebrook reservoir and Great Merrible Wood, Rutland: Hidden beneath the bark, creatures are sheltering from the freezing weather

Matt Shardlow

23, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Rebuild the spire but spare the trees | Brief letters
Brief letters: Notre Dame | Dogs | Cats | Big mistakes | Royal award

Letters

19, Feb, 2021 @4:41 PM

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Country diary: uprooting a tree is the ultimate assault on nature
Stamford, Lincolnshire: Making the decision to fell a tree, however responsible and necessary, comes with a strange devastation

Simon Ingram

19, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Indigenous peoples face rise in rights abuses during pandemic, report finds
Increasing land grabs endangering forest communities and wildlife as governments expand mining and agriculture to combat economic impact of Covid

Patrick Greenfield

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Brexit forces Northern Ireland buyers to cancel orders for 100,000 trees
Exclusive: Ban on plants being moved across Irish Sea is major setback for tree-planting programmes in region

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

17, Feb, 2021 @1:23 PM

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