Trees are the longest-lived and, apart from certain subterranean fungal growths, the largest organisms on Earth. Human relationships with them are many and varied and trees in turn connect, directly or indirectly, with all aspects of Nature. John Ruskin, the … Continue reading

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Established as a utopian experiment by William Mills in 1825, Yellow Springs village followed directly from the foundation of New Harmony, Indiana, by Robert Owen, the British philanthropist from New Lanark. Yellow Springs is now a large arts community with … Continue reading

In Memorium

For residential development, this magnificent Southern Magnolia at Sidmouth Aboretum is to be felled. At St Edmund Hall, this Southern Magnolia, which had dominated the front quadrangle for the post-war period, had to be removed as it was damaging the … Continue reading

Wentworth Elm

Long considered extinct in Britain, two Wentworth Elms were discovered in the grounds of Holyrood Palace, during a survey by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, in 2016. They are thought to have been planted in about 1909. … Continue reading