Farewell Horse Chestnut…Hello Field Maple!

Sad news at The Wildlife Garden Podcast HQ as the largest tree on our terrace was felled by a neighbour. We lament its loss then tell you what you can do to protect trees in your area and how to choose one for your own garden. We also host Helen Bostock for the second part of her interview about wildlife gardening with the RHS, then profile the fabulous field maple as our native plant of the week!

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Sightings

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Protecting and planting trees

Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner (C. ohridella) – Woodland Trust

Tree Preservation Orders – Woodland Trust

How to protect trees: a guide to Tree Preservation Orders | Friends of the Earth

Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Find advice & tips on garden & indoor plants | Plant finder & selector / RHS Gardening

A New Tree for a New Year – Ellies Wellies Organic Gardening

Orchards for Schools free orchard and hedgerow packs (treecouncil.org.uk)

Free Trees for Schools and Communities – Woodland Trust

Helen Bostock

Horticultural Information team: Helen Bostock / RHS Gardening

Plants for Pollinators advice and downloadable lists / RHS Gardening

Plants for Bugs – RHS science projects / RHS Gardening

Field Maple

Field Maple (Acer campestre) – British Trees – Woodland Trust

Field maple | The Wildlife Trusts

Acer campestre | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora (brc.ac.uk)

Acer L. on JSTOR

Flowering phenology and sex expression in Acer campestre L. from Montenegro. (cabdirect.org)

Hillier Trees | Acer campestre ‘Elsrijk’ | Field Maple

Hillier Trees | Acer campestre ‘Streetwise’ | Field Maple

Field Maple Elegant – Barcham Trees

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