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  • A copy of an article published in the Quarterly Journal of Forestry in April 2020 detailing the considerations a landowners should take into account in relation to the management of trees on their land.  This article was awarded the James Cup by the Royal Forestry......

  • Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) Arguably blackthorn is not a tree, but rather a shrub or hedging plant, most commonly found as a key component of agricultural field boundary hedges.  The vicious, hard, sharp thorns prevent livestock from pushing through hedges while providing excellent protection for nesting......

  • Yew (Taxus bacatta) Arguably the most recognisable evergreen tree in the UK, the yew is commonly associated with churches and places of religious significance.  The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire is considered to be the oldest tree in Britain, with its age estimated to be anywhere......

  • Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) This non-native species was introduced to the UK from China in 1751, and has gained its name from the speed at which it grows.  Its botanical name ‘Ailanthus’ is derived from Indonesian word ai lanit which means a tree reaching......

  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) One of the most widely spread trees in Europe, the ash tree can be found across a vast area ranging from the UK in the north, to the coast of North Africa and east as far as West Asia. It is native......