News & Blog – June 2018

Six well-known trees surprisingly close to extinction

Posted on by Victoria Price

With over 10,000 tree species threatened with extinction, it goes without saying that some of our most loved trees are at risk. Here, GTC reveals six popular trees in danger of extinction – some of these will surprise you. Monkey puzzle (Araucaria araucana) Who would have guessed that the well-loved, garden superstar, the monkey puzzle…

Collaboration is key to identifying threatened trees in East Africa

Posted on by Megan Barstow

  In April 2018, GTC co-led two red list workshops in Kenya and Ethiopia with the Eastern African Plant Red List Authority (EAPRLA). Over the course of six days, 93 tree species were assessed and two thirds were identified as threatened in the wild. According to the world’s only list of tree species, GlobalTreeSearch, there…