The interim results for the street tree survey were presented during the September 16th free online training session. The recorded session is now available as a podcast video here. For those who missed it, or those who would like a refresher. The general overview of this survey is to asses the crown dieback, overall condition, […]
“The Trees a Crowd podcast is a series of informal conversations with artists, scientists and enthusiasts; a mutual celebration of the beauty of the environment and the way it inspires them as human beings.” “Hosted by artist, actor and ambassador to both the Wildlife Trusts and the Woodland Trust, David Oakes, each episode explores how […]
We have been invited by Natalie Graham at BBC Radio WM (95.6FM 11C DAB) to talk about the ongoing West Midlands Combined Authority citizen science iTree Eco survey, that we are undertaking alongside Treeconomics, Barton Hyett Associates Ltd and Forest Research, in order to assess and address Birmingham’s local needs for trees. Please tune in […]
Simon Needle, Principal Arboriculturalist for Birmingham City Council and Chair of the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trusts, talks to BTP Chair Tonia Clark about the pests and diseases common in trees at the moment. There’s also a short piece on the rowan tree.
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 TreePeople 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 […]
Steve Watson recalls his personal journey into the tree world.
Jim Smith, National Urban Forestry Advisor to the Forestry Commission, talks to Tonia Clark from Birmingham TreePeople about urban forests and the work of the FC. There’s also a short piece on the beech tree.
Debbie Needle from Birmingham Trees for Life talks to Tonia Clark, from Birmingham TreePeople, about community tree planting. There’s also a short piece about the hawthorn, that is covered in white flowers in May.
Liam Crowley talks to BTP about the impact of insects on trees and woodlands. He is an entomologist at University of Birmingham and University of Oxford, specialising in this kind of insect study, in relation to trees (also see the pests and diseases podcast). There’s also a short piece on the lime.
Ian McDermott, arboriculturalist, lecturer and trainer for BTP, talks to Chair Tonia Clark about tree identification: how to identify trees. There’s also a short piece on the yew tree, steeped in mystery and myth.