News & Blog – July 2015

Hope for rare Vietnamese tree as seeds sprout at Bedgebury

Posted on by Emily Beech

Seeds of Vietnamese golden cypress plants have been successfully grown for the first time at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, providing hope for the dwindling population in the mountains of north Vietnam. For the first time ever, plants of the Endangered Vietnamese golden cypress have been successfully grown from seeds, at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest,…

Finding ways forward for the charismatic megaflora

Posted on by David Gill

The July 2015 issue of Fauna & Flora International’s academic journal, Oryx, is dedicated to tree conservation. In this blog, Dave Gill and Rob Loveridge pay tribute to the scientists whose work is guiding the conservation of the ‘charismatic megaflora’. On close inspection, trees reveal all sorts of secrets. In 2015 alone, scientists have discovered…