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31st October 2019

A Month of Trees and People (or tree people, as Ted Green calls you all)

Laura Alcock-Ferguson with Clare de Villeneuva and Paul Hewitt from NT Wallington, Northumberland, for the ATF’s autumn field visit.  Photo credit: Elizabeth Hallissey, National Trust Wallington

“The reasons trees grow are both natural and social, but where they grow and are allowed to remain depends not so much on forest ecology as upon processes of political economy”

  • Nikolas Heynen (with thanks to John Parker from Arb Association for this quote)

In my first month as CEO of the ATF I have visited beautiful hollow crab-apple veteran trees at Wallington NT, Northumberland; the site of this country’s basis in parliamentary democracy at the Ankerwyke Yew at Runnymede; and I have marvelled at the hunkering-down ancient oaks and beautiful old lime trees at Windsor Great Park.

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