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Adam Winson
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Komorebi (木漏れ日): Sunshine filtering through the trees.
There is a Japanese term “Komorebi”, for which no simple English translation exists. Yet it is a distinct phenomenon, that anyone who enjoys spending time among trees will have enjoyed.  Komorebi   roughly translates as “the scattered light that filters thr...

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How can Sheffield heal divisions over the tree-felling controversy?
The Sheffield Telegraph runs a debate feature every week called Telegraph Voices. A journalist contacted me last week, to take part in a debate entitled: 'How can Sheffield heal the divide on tree-felling?' As ever, it's tricky to cover such an emotive and ...

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Sheffield Tree Desecration
Picture the scenario... Due to Council budget cuts, The Cenotaph (the national War Memorial in central London) has not had the maintenance it deserves and is in need of some TLC, so the Council outsource  War Memorial  management to a Spanish infrastructure...

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Welcoming the Introduction of Operation Arborcide!
We have all seen how trees can strike at any time and any place without warning. The threat from trees is real and serious. So it is good to see South Yorkshire Police being deadly serious about protecting the people of Sheffield from the arboreal menace. I...

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Shinrin-yoku: Science or Art?
A new phrase recently entered the lexicon of forestry and trees - Shinrin-yoku. It's a Japanese term that roughly translates in English as "Forest Bathing". I first heard it around five years ago, at a forestry conference, and judging by the number of raise...

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Enthusiastic Future Arboriculturist
At the end of October we were helped out at AWA Trees by Elva Preston. Elva is currently studying Environmental Science at the University of Birmingham, and wanted some work experience as she is considering arboricultural consultancy as a career, following ...

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Thoreau and Arboriculture
HENRY DAVID THOREAU was born 199 years ago, on July 12th July 1817.   An extraordinary person and writer, he is often credited with anticipating modern ecology and environmentalism. His particular fascination of trees should also justifiably label him as on...

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Thoreau and Arboriculture
HENRY DAVID THOREAU was born 199 years ago, on July 12th July 1817.   An extraordinary person and writer, he is often credited with anticipating modern ecology and environmentalism. His particular fascination of trees should also justifiably label him as on...

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George Orwell: Spring is here, and they can't stop you enjoying it.
George Orwell is one of England's greatest writers. He is not
famous for nature writing, yet Orwell’s 1946 essay about the arrival of Spring,
is a masterpiece. It’s a clearly written easy-read, avoiding any of the
flowery language often used in nature writi...

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Marilyn Monroe: Trees give me a little hope
Marilyn Monroe defines the 1950s. Even today, as an icon of American popular culture, she has few rivals. She epitomised the modern liberated woman - an endorsement of consumer culture and glamour - available to anyone using the right make-up, clothes and p...
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