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A series of five podcasts from around the world on trees that are smart, extraordinary or downright odd. Presented by Richard Uridge.

Clever Trees Richard Uridge

    • Natural Sciences

A series of five podcasts from around the world on trees that are smart, extraordinary or downright odd. Presented by Richard Uridge.

    Westonbirt's waving trees

    Westonbirt's waving trees

    In the last of his current series celebrating Clever Trees Richard Uridge visits the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in Gloucestershire, England – with 18,000 specimens a veritable tree university – and talks to the trees.

    • 14 min
    Heligan's headache tree

    Heligan's headache tree

    In the fourth of his programmes on Clever Trees Richard Uridge visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, England, where he finds a relative of the culinary bay that’s so potent it can give you a headache and another trees that’s smart enough to provide the cure.

    • 14 min
    Australia's rain tree

    Australia's rain tree

    Richard Uridge travels to tropical Far North Queensland in Australia to meet a tree that it's claimed can create its own rainfall to cope with drought conditions. The third in a series of five podcasts from around the world examining arboreal intelligence.

    • 14 min
    Washington's Siamese holly trees

    Washington's Siamese holly trees

    Richard Uridge travels to George Washington's home at Mount Vernon in America to meet two holly trees conjoined at the trunk. The first in a series of five podcasts from around the world.

    • 14 min
    Malaysia's time telling Simpoh tree

    Malaysia's time telling Simpoh tree

    Richard Uridge travels to the Malaysian jungle in search of a tree so clever it can tell the time. Or at least that's what he's been told. So armed with a wristwatch he puts the theory to the test. The second in a series of five podcasts from around the world examining arboreal intelligence.

    • 14 min

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