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I don’t like cricket, oh no, I love it!
I don’t like cricket, oh no, I love it!
With the ICC Cricket World Cup in full swing and England through to the semi-finals, we revisit why cricket would be nowhere without trees together with some soothing cricket inspired poetry. As befits a sport of gentle rhythms and golden summer afternoons, cricket can boast more than its fair share of distinguished poet fans. Betjeman was inspired by the sound of leather on willow, as was AA...
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Trees in Films and TV
Trees in Films and TV
From The Wizard Of Oz to The Guardians of the Galaxy, trees have been the centre of some of our favourite films and TV programmes. Here is a selection of them. The Apple Tree in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Sticking up for his abused tree ancestors (Garden of Eden?), the talking apple tree from The Wizard of Oz rips an apple from Dorothy’s hand after she plucks one off his branch. “Well,...
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Risk of Trees causing Harm or Injury
Risk of Trees causing Harm or Injury
Introduction Many people consider trees to be a major hazard and to pose a significant risk of harm or injury. The actual risk of an injury being caused by a tree or part of a tree is very low in reality and very low compared to other risks encountered in ‘normal or daily life’. Fatal injuries caused by Trees The most up to date research shows there were 64 fatalities...
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Pussy Willow hails the onset of Spring
Pussy Willow hails the onset of Spring
Pussy Willow Pussy willow is a name given to many of the smaller species of willows and sallows when their furry catkins are young in early spring. Before the male catkins come into full flower they are covered in fine, greyish fur, leading to a fancied likeness to pussy cats. The catkins appear long before the leaves and are one of the earliest signs of spring. Landscape Design For...
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Everything you need to know about cherry blossom in Japan
Everything you need to know about cherry blossom in Japan
Everything you need to know about cherry blossom in Japan They are swooned over, obsessed over and painstakingly painted. They are cited as a symbol of the transient nature of life. And they are sprinkled on lattes in coffee shops. It is impossible to think of springtime in Japan without an iconic image of a sea of cherry trees awash with perfect pink blooms instantly coming to mind. From...
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