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Britain’s trees: Goodbye to all that

Our woodlands are under attack from new pests and humans

"No man is an island, and nowadays no island is either. Insects, bacteria and fungi hitch a ride from country to country."

Woodman, spare that tree!/ Touch not a single bough!/ In youth it sheltered me,/ And I’ll protect it now.” If the 19th-century American poet George Pope Morris were writing today, he would have to address his plea not just to the axe-wielding woodman, but…

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