10 episodes

Birmingham Tree People interview tree experts on various tree related topics and describe the characteristics of their favourite trees

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Birmingham Tree People interview tree experts on various tree related topics and describe the characteristics of their favourite trees

    Tree pests and diseases

    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.

    • 12 min
    Highbury Orchard, Moseley, Birmingham

    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

    • 18 min
    A Tree Does not Stand Alone

    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

    • 13 min
    Forestry Commission and Beech tree

    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

    • 19 min
    Birmingham Trees for Life

    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.

    • 18 min
    Insects and trees

    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.

    • 23 min

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