Author Archives: Leone Starr

Tree surgeon saves tree with Veteranisation

Veteranisation is not new, it’s been around for centuries in the form of pollarding. In this case a storm damaged ash tree has been saved. The unsightly and dangerously damaged trunk has been removed and a more artistic top carved in the shape of a crown or coronet. By doing this it preserves what is […]

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Do your bit for the protection of special trees in the UK

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Ancient tree expert links lower than expected engagement to weak protection for special trees Voting opened on the 1st February in the European Tree of the Year contest 2017, but UK organiser the Woodland Trust has warned that entries from the home nations may again fare poorly. Woodland Trust ancient tree expert Jill Butler said: “The […]

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Unusual use of trees in London

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Just off Piccadilly, London, in the Burlington House courtyard there is a display of tree art. It looks like they have been cut down and bolted together. They have been imported from the mountains of rural China to the heart of London. The Royal Academy of Arts has helped stage this incredible piece of public […]

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