Forests 'can take cover to resist alien invaders'

Native woodlands can resist the spread of invasive species if they block light reaching the ground.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
May 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: trees

Cities struggling to boost urban tree cover

Many cities have ambitious plans to boost tree numbers, but development hinders their aims.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
April 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cities environment trees

Northamptonshire oak: 5,000-strong petition could save tree

Highways England say it will carry out extensive investigations to try save "Three Oaks".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: environment trees higham-ferrers highways-england

'Resistant' trees planted in Hampshire in ash dieback fight

Scientists have identified 3,000 ash trees with suspected resistance to a deadly disease.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 17, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: trees ash-dieback

Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked

Scientists discover how the gingko lives to such an old age, surviving for centuries or millennia.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Jan. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: trees plants

Measuring the cost of an invasive tree killer

A study attempts to assess the devastation caused by the invasive emerald ash borer in US forests.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
Dec. 24, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: environment trees

'Forgotten' elm tree set to make a comeback

The elm can be restored to its former glory despite Dutch elm disease, say experts.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: environment nature trees

New hope for trees affected by ash dieback

A study identifies the genetics in ash trees that confers resistance to a deadly disease.

By Rebecca Morelle • bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: genetics trees ash-dieback

'Green gold' tree offers Brazil deforestation hope

Trees that help keep soils fertile could slow deforestation in Brazil's "arc of destruction".

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
Oct. 28, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: environment brazil trees deforestation-of-the-amazon-rainforest

Aarey forest: The fight to save Mumbai's last 'green lung'

A forest that lies at the heart of India's bustling city is under threat, locals say.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: environment conservation trees mumbai india

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