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The Meaning of Trees

Professor Fiona Stafford of Oxford University explores the symbolism, importance, topicality and surprises about different trees, as well as our ambiguous relationship with them.

  • Sycamore

    5/5 Fiona Stafford on the common tree that for many has been much maligned as a nuisance.

    First broadcast: 14 Dec 2012

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  • Willow

    4/5 Fiona Stafford discusses the willow, a strong, highly versatile and fast growing tree.

    First broadcast: 13 Dec 2012

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  • Oak

    3/5 Why is the oak tree the epitomy of Britishness when its existence is threatened?

    First broadcast: 12 Dec 2012

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  • Ash

    2/5 Fiona Stafford on the history and symbolism of ash trees, threatened by dieback disease.

    First broadcast: 11 Dec 2012

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  • Yew

    1/5 Fiona Stafford explores the symbolism and importance of the ancient yew tree.

    First broadcast: 10 Dec 2012

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Sycamore

5/5 Fiona Stafford on the common tree that for many has been much maligned as a nuisance.

Fri 14 Dec 2012 22:45 BBC Radio 3

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