Nice BBC story about caring for Turner's Oak in Kew Gardens

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  1. Clare G

    Clare G Super Gardener

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    This story popped up on my BBC homepage this morning and I thought others of you might enjoy it too - Tony Kirkham the chief arboriculturalist at Kew talking about how this venerable oak got lifted out of the ground by the Great Storm of 1987, but went on to thrive and indeed revolutionise the way they care for their trees. [All to do with opening up the compacted soil around their roots so more air could get in - as the storm had done for them with the oak.]The ancient oak tree that taught the world a lesson
     
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      Tony recently was awarded the VMH by the RHS, also he got the MBE from HM.

      That storm was really something. I think it was an eye opener for many, seeing how little root kept the trees standing. I consider trees and horses to be the most majestic of the plant kingdom and the animal kingdom.
       
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