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PLaces to visit to see specimen trees

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PLACES TO VISIT

There are many places around Britian to see and learn about specimen trees, some counties are rich in tree collections like Cumbria, Cornwall, East and West Sussex, Surrey and south London. There are orginisations and locations on the internet that educate, inspire and encourage you to visit these places

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands

The Woodland trust is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity

The UK's largest woodland conservation charity

The National Trust is an conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom

The National Trust is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom

Westonburt is the National Arboretum a remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees

Westonburt is the National Arboretum not to be confused with the Memorial Arboretum. This is my center of the universe, a remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe. Some trees date from 1820 and has the largest collection of Japanese maples in Europe an incredable sight in late October.

A world-famous garden home to National Collections and Champion Trees

A world-famous garden home to National Collections and Champion Trees

Visit the world-leading botanic gardens, Kew Gardens

Visit the world-leading botanic gardens, Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. With over 8.5 million items, Kew houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world.

A good book for learning about trees is The trees of Britian and Northern Europe' by the late Alan Mitchell

I have many books on trees some are a good source for tree locations, my tree 'bible' is 'The Trees of Britian and Northern Europe' by the late Alan Mitchell, it has a list of notable locations of trees around Britian get this book and you won't need any other

Here is a great App for learning how to identify trees

Here is a great App for learning to identify trees

I Came accross this giant Monkey Pod tree whilst on holiday, it measured 50 metres from branch tip to tip, it's located in Kanchanaburi eastern Thailand. This tree has been made into a shrine and old trees are very much revered in Thailand

The Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley in the English county of Surrey south of London

The Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley in the English county of Surrey south of London, is one of four gardens run by the Society, the others being Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall and Rosemoor. Wisley is the second most visited paid entry garden in the United Kingdom after the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,

More Apps coming soon !

More Apps coming soon !

In memory of the late KEN FRODSHAM a good friend who I worked with taking tours round the arboretum at Tatton Park, Cheshire, England