Podcasts

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A tree does not stand alone
    Steve Watson from Birmingham Tree People recounts his personal journey into the tree world.
  • Forestry Commission
    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.
  • Tree Planting
    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.
  • 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.
  • Tree Identification
    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.
  • BIFOR
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.