News & Blog – September 2017

The Tall and the Small of Tropical Asian Trees

Posted on by Jean Linsky

The world’s largest trees often get a lot of attention for their beauty and the singularity of their existence in the landscapes they inhabit. These trees become beloved tourist attractions and are mourned in the event of their decline and death such as the recent loss of the giant sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ in California during…

Delving into the heart of Príncipe Island’s forests

Posted on by Hazel Akester

  At least six species that have never been seen before on Príncipe Island were identified during recent field surveys undertaken by intrepid local and international botanists. The surveys formed part of the biggest joint plant research effort ever to be undertaken in Príncipe, with 1,200 trees recorded, 110 different species observed, and 450 herbarium…