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Wildlife tree for December, Ilex aquifolium – your next Christmas Tree ?

Before we were introduced to the Norweigan Spruce as our ‘Christmas Tree’ English households would use evergreen holly, laden with berries as a Christmas decoration. In Christian times the holly berries came to be seen as symbolic of the blood … Continue reading

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Wildlife Tree for November – Viburnum opulus, the Guelder-rose

Viburnum opulus, the Guelder-rose, is one of our most beautiful and versatile native shrubs. In November it is resplendent in hedgerows, boundary hedges, and woodlands with scarlet maple-like leaves, and jewel-like, red, translucent berries, which provide late Autumn nourishment for … Continue reading

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