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14/15 Birch trees provide punishment, beauty, versatility and wine, but are very short-lived.
13/15 Fiona Stafford on the holly tree, which reaches huge proportions if not pruned annually.
12/15 Fiona Stafford discusses the cherry tree, prized in many ways, but also in sharp decline.
11/15 Professor Fiona Stafford discusses the horse chestnut tree.
Fiona Stafford explores the symbolism, importance, topicality and surprises of trees
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Fiona Stafford on the symbolism, importance, topicality and surprises of five UK trees
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