Blog - Botanical

The great drought of 2018

As we enter into the seventh week of hot dry weather, find out how we manage the tree collection in these difficult conditions...

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Ash dieback found - how can you help?

We have been monitoring Chalara dieback of ash in Westonbirt Arboretum. Find out how we are helping and what you can do.

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Our visit to Bedgebury Pinetum

In July, Westonbirt’s Tree Team set off on a cross county journey to visit the Tree Team at Westonbirt’s sister site; Bedgebury Pinetum.

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Plant and Flower Spotter’s Guide

Posted in: Blog Botanical

Identify some of the flora and fauna you may find around the arboretum with this beautifully illustrated guide.

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Tree of the Month - May 2018

Find out why a member of the heather family, the Enkianthus, is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for May...

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Veteran Tree Fencing

Over the coming months you will see that we are taking steps to protect some of our valuable parkland trees on the Downs, in particular old veterans, but younger trees planted for the future as well.

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Tree of the Month - April 2018

Find out why winter hazels are our Dendrologist's tree of the month...

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Tree of the Month - March 2018

Find out why the Canary Islands Juniper is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for March...

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Tree of the Month - February 2018

Find out why the Rhododendron ririei is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for February...

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Tree of the Month - January 2018

Find out why the Incense Cedar or Calocedrus decurrens is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for January...

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Tree of the Month - December 2017

Find out why the White barked birch is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for December...

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Tree of the month - November 2017

Find out why the Monterey cypress is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for November...

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Tree of the Month - October 2017

Find out why the Bitter ash is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for October...

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Tree of the month - September 2017

Find out why the Euonymus oxyphyllus is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for September...

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Tree of the Month - August 2017

Find out why the Japanese Angelica Tree is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for August...

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