How is tree health affected by soil compaction?

Why do we need to be concerned about compacted soil? Most tree roots are less than half a metre below the ground. Structural (woody) roots hold the tree up and consist of bundles of fibrous roots, which are very small and fragile, absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. These fibrous roots cannot survive if […]

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Cowdenbeath Tree Lights

                                  Five more trees lit up for Christmas in Cowdenbeath.  This tree lighting was done under contract from Fife-based  Arro.  These lights line the path from the railway station towards the football stadium, round the back of the leisure […]

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New tree game by PROTREE – ‘Caledon’!

Forestry Strategy Game Play this new addictive and educational forestry strategy game by PROTREE.  You will learn what it takes to manage a forest.  It looks great and is easy to learn, so perfect for kids and tree lovers. In the game, you are given a tutorial so that you can learn the rules and how to […]

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Edinburgh is still at risk from Dutch Elm Disease

It is a sad fact that Dutch Elm disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi) introduced to the UK in the 1960s, is still causing the removal of around 1,000 Elms in Edinburgh each year.  Despite decades of research, there is still no known effective way of preventing the movement of the Elm Bark Beetles (Scolytus scolytus). Edinburgh has lost around […]

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The Big Bat Map

The Big Bat Map has been created by the Bat Conservation Trust to help you explore the world of bats all around us. Bats are amazing unique wildlife on your doorstep and we want to keep them that way. But sadly bats face many threats, they are losing their homes in buildings and trees, and […]

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The Mysterious Kingdom of Fungi

Most western countries are fungi phobic – we have a deep fear of mushrooms, most likely because they were associated with witches, poisoning.  Many cultures (especially in eastern Europe) still possess the knowledge (and lack the fear) of fungi – what to pick and what to leave well alone.  Fungi are everywhere and the world would […]

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