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13 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Pests and Diseases
Simon Needle, Principal Arboriculturalist for Birmingham City Council and Chair of the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trusts talks to Tonia Clark about the pests and diseases common in trees at the moment. There's also a short piece on the rowan tree. Pinnate leaves of a rowan tree.
18 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Highbury Orchard Community
David, Liz, Rhiannon and Cath are on the management committee for the Highbury Orchard Community in Moseley, next to Highbury Park. Tonia Clark from Birmingham Tree People talks to them about the orchard and how they involve local people in the seasonal orchard tasks. Henbury's Apple Trees are ancient apples with small fruit and bright red flowers. There is a row in the Orchard
13 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
A tree does not stand alone
Steve Watson from Birmingham Tree People recounts his personal journey into the tree world. Hybrid Black Poplar in Handsworth Park, Birmingham
19 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
Jim Smith, National Urban Forestry Advisor to the Forestry Commission, talks to Tonia Clark from Birmingham Tree People about urban forests and the work of the FC. There's also a short piece on the Beech tree. Tiny hairs soften the edges of the new beech leaves
19 minutes | May 30, 2020
Debbie Needle from Birmingham Trees for Life talks to Tonia Clark, from Birmingham Tree People, about community tree planting. There's also a short piece about the hawthorn. The hawthorn is covered in white flowers in May.
23 minutes | May 30, 2020
Insects and trees
Liam Crowley, entomologist at Birmingham University and Oxford University talks to Tonia Clark, from Birmingham Tree People, about the impact of insects on trees and woodlands. There's also a short piece on the lime tree. These are pointed nail galls on a lime leaf, They're caused by a tiny mite.
20 minutes | May 30, 2020
Ian McDermott, arboriculturalist, lecturer and trainer, talks to Tonia Clark, from Birmingham Tree People, about how to identify trees. There's also a short piece on the yew tree. The yew tree is steeped in mystery and myth
13 minutes | May 30, 2020
Professor Rob MacKenzie head of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research at Birmingham University talks to Tonia Clark, from Birmingham Tree People, about its pioneering research into climate change and woodlands. There's also a short piece on the horse chestnut. The horse chestnut has impressive flower spikes
9 minutes | May 30, 2020
Health benefits of trees
Tonia Clark, from Birmingham Tree People, interviews Eleanor Hoad, Forest School teacher, tree warden and community gardener, about the health benefits of trees and a short piece on the birch tree. Birch trees are a pioneer species and are often found in heather moorlands
19 minutes | May 30, 2020
Street Trees and Oak
Ian McDermott, arboriculturialist and trainer talks to Tonia Clark from Birmingham Tree People about the role of street trees. There's also a short piece on the oak tree. Street trees often go unnoticed, but they are an important part of our city and town landscapes.
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