Blog - Propagation

The results are in…

Two weeks ago we asked you to help us choose a cultivar name for our new Magnolia hybrid, Magnolia sprengeri × campbellii. And the results are now in!...

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Conserving a Mexican maple

At Westonbirt, we are hoping to be part of conserving a newly discovered and described maple, Acer bizayedii from Mexico.

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Who run the world? Girls!

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, an important day for us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural (and in our case arboricultural!) achievements of women!...

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One of Westonbirt’s rarest trees

This year we will be taking you on a journey around the world at Westonbirt, exploring our collection and learning new things along the way.

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7 things you didn't know about bio-security

Read our introduction to some interesting things about bio-security you may not know...

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Joining the Tree Team for a day...

Jane, became a member of the Tree Team for a day. Read on to find out how she got on...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

One of the most important aspects of our work here is continuing to grow our staff’s skills and knowledge, so we can ensure that the trees are receiving the best possible care.

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New homes for 211 trees!

January and February are a busy time for the team here at Westonbirt! Before the cold weather really sets in, our tree team must find new homes for hundreds of new plants.

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Plant hunting...week two!

We've just left Naples to head for Arrezo in the north.

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Plant hunting...week one!

After an action packed 9 days in Calabria and Basilicata we have made a total of 45 collections from our target and associated species list.

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A day in the life of a student arborist

Once again our student arborist placement is well under way, and this year we’ve been thrilled to receive the generous support from two funders, the Finnis Scott Foundation and the Ernest Cook Trust.

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Baby giant

One of the first plantings of 2016, this young Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) was planted on the downs area of Westonbirt. It is the first Giant Redwood of Westonbirt origin to be successfully germinated and grown on site.

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The end of a big black pine...

You may notice some temporary traffic lights outside the arboretum today and tomorrow (27 and 28 January 2016).

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Chalara confirmed at Westonbirt

Chalara dieback of ash, commonly known as ash dieback, caused by the Hymenoscyphus fraxineus fungus, has been confirmed at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, this autumn.

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