Blog - Tree of the Month

Winter highlights: Paperbark maple

The Paperbark maple, Acer griseum is very distinctive due to its flaky-like bark and colour.

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Winter highlights: Dogwood

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During the winter months, dogwoods, such as the red barked dogwood brighten the arboretum.

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Hummingbirds and lantern trees

We're heading to Chile for the tree of the month blog to learn more about the Chilean lantern tree.

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What did Wynter bring back from Chile?

An expedition around the world with Sir Francis Drake brought Winter's bark into the limelight.

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A closer look at a living fossil

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A tree species rediscovered in the 1940s which dates back to the dinosaurs...

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A living fossil down under

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As February draws to a close and we embrace the start of spring we're taking a look at another of Westonbirt's living fossils, which came back from the dead on the other side of the world, the Wollemi pine.

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One of Westonbirt’s rarest trees

This year we will be taking you on a journey around the world at Westonbirt, exploring our collection and learning new things along the way.

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Tree of the Month - June 2018

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Find out why the Stewartia rostrata is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for June...

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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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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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