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Prunus

IDS Yearbook 2019

Harry Baldwin and Timothy Shaw
Almonds, apricots, cherries, gages, peaches and plums are just some of the important food commodities that are associated with the genus Prunus. There are over 300 accepted species, most of which occur in the northern hemisphere, yet surprisingly many occur in... View PDF

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Seed to tree

IDS Yearbook 2019

David Howells
We met in the Great Oak Hall, a fine and appropriately named modern building. We were greeted by 72 seed trays, brimming with seeds of all shapes, colours, forms and sizes. Without the labels it would have made a challenging identification test. Our hosts for the morning were… View PDF

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Trees for the future

IDS Yearbook 2019

Harriet Tupper
The lecture room at the Chelsea Physic Garden was packed and it was good to see the crowd included some of our younger, professional members on whom trees in the future will depend, even if we all, young and old, are planting. The day was planned on the assumption that climate change will… View PDF

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Nantes, western France

IDS Yearbook 2018

Philippe de Spoelberch
Our first stop was at the Jardins des Plantes where we were met by Jacques Soignon, James Garnett, Laure Guillemette, and the Director, Romaric Perrocheau. The Jardin des Plantes is free to enter, and had 2.2 million visitors in 2017 and is a top attraction on TripAdvisor. The main... View PDF

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Winter Trees, Yorkshire Arboretum

IDS Yearbook 2018

Antonia Johnson
...our host John Grimshaw gave a short history of the arboretum: how what we saw (blessed with autumn sunshine rather than winter gloom) represented tiers of landscape: ancient parkland was succeeded by farmland and the drive to ‘dig for victory’; then in 1979 it was... View PDF

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