Clematis vitalba-Old man’s beard

Clematis vitalba-Old man’s beard

Clematis vitalba (also known as old man’s beard and traveller’s joy) is a shrub of the Ranunculaceae family.   Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Order: Ranunculales Family: Ranunculaceae Genus: Clematis Species: C. vitalba   Description: It is a spinach whose stem is four-edged, longitudinally abraded, with a diameter of up to 10 cm, later it is wooden, 12 meters long. The bark is […]

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Abies nordmanniana

Abies nordmanniana

Abies nordmanniana Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Pinophyta Class: Pinopsida Order: Pinales Family: Pinaceae Genus: Abies Species: A. nordmanniana Abies nordmanniana, the Nordmann fir or Caucasian fir, is a fir indigenous to the mountains south and east of the Black Sea, in Turkey, Georgia and the Russian Caucasus. It occurs at altitudes of 900–2,200 m on mountains with a rainfall of over 1,000 mm. The current distribution of […]

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Abies alba-European silver fir

Abies alba-European silver fir

Abies alba, the European silver fir or silver fir, is a fir native to the mountains of Europe, from the Pyrenees north to Normandy, east to the Alps and the Carpathians, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and south to Italy, Bulgaria, Albania and northern Greece; it is also commonly grown on Christmas tree plantations in the North East region of North America spanning […]

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Trouble for Trees in Cities

Trouble for Trees in Cities

America’s urban forests are on the decline. Forest Service researchers found that tree cover in cities and towns dropped by about 175,000 acres per year between 2009 and 2014. That corresponds to a loss of about 36 million trees annually. Over the same period, the amount of pavement and other impervious surfaces increased by about 167,000 acres per year. The net effect is a loss […]

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Intreeducing: Magical Hawthorn

Intreeducing: Magical Hawthorn

In our new series we take a closer look at the tree species we see around us every day, dig up their colourful past and look for secrets beneath their leaves. First out is the Hawthorn aka Crataegus Monogyna. Ever noticed the hedgerows snaking through the countryside and lining our fields? Maybe when they’re erupting with delightful little white flowers in spring? Chances are you’re looking at hawthorn. […]

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