Birmingham Tree People interview tree experts on various tree related topics and describe the characteristics of their favourite trees
Tree 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.
Pinnate leaves of a rowan tree.
Highbury Orchard, Moseley, Birmingham
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.
Henbury's Apple Trees are ancient apples with small fruit and bright red flowers. There is a row in the Orchard
A Tree Does not Stand Alone
Steve Watson from Birmingham Tree People recounts his personal journey into the tree world.
Hybrid Black Poplar in Handsworth Park, Birmingham
Forestry Commission and Beech tree
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.
Tiny hairs soften the edges of the new beech leaves
Birmingham Trees for Life
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.
The hawthorn is covered in white flowers in May.
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.
These are pointed nail galls on a lime leaf, They're caused by a tiny mite.