Blog - Botanical

Chalara confirmed at Westonbirt

Chalara dieback of ash, commonly known as ash dieback, caused by the Hymenoscyphus fraxineus fungus, has been confirmed at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, this autumn.

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Tree of the Month - October 2015

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

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Tree of the Month - September 2015

Find out why the Heptacodium miconioides is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for September ...

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Tree of the Month - August 2015

Find out why the Hybrid wingnut is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for August...

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Old plants, new tricks

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Tree Team is working with The Duchy College to grow new plants from some of the collection’s oldest and rarest rhododendrons.

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Tree of the Month - July 2015

Find out why the Oliver's lime is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for July...

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Tree of the Month - June 2015

Find out why the Snowbell tree is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for June...

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Tree of the month - May 2015

Find out why the Acer amamiense is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for May...

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Tree of the month - April 2015

Find out why the Japanese red maple is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for April...

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Tree of the month - March 2015

Find out why the Illicium simonsii is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for March...

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Tree of the month - February 2015

Find out why the Farrer's spruce is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for February...

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Tree of the Month - January 2015

Find out why the Common ash is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for January...

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Collections for the arboretum

In the final week of our seed collecting expedition we collected under the expert guidance of Ron Lance, who has led us to places where our target species are.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: Davidia involucrata

Posted in: Blog Botanical Spring

I have chosen to highlight this one this week as our largest, oldest specimen (close to Main Drive and Loop Walk in the Old Arboretum) is looking quite fine in bract right about now.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: Rhododendron quinquefolium

Posted in: Blog Botanical Spring

There is far too much excitement amongst the plants to attempt to mention it all here, so I shall stick to just the one today.

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