Tree News

Fungi of Kew Gardens

By Laura Martin, 17 July 2017

This week, we introduce a new author as Laura Martin, wife of CAS member, tree enthusiast and tree manager at Kew Gardens, shares her observations on fungi, and some of those she has found at Kew.


Bookings are now being taken for the autumn programme of CAS courses and the 2017 CAS AGM.  Details of the AGM programme will follow soon.


Tree Charter blogs from this week included

On Wednesday 12th July, we posted a blog about how the creation of a book on trees (The Shady Side of Town. Reading's Trees) brought the community together through engagement activities. https://treecharter.uk/2017/07/12/12554/

-          On Friday 14th July, we posted a blog by Dr Laurence Jarvis, head of conservation at Froglife, on trees and terrestrial toads https://treecharter.uk/2017/07/14/trees-terrestrial-toads/

Finally, to Laura Martin and her Fungal foray.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are home to some 14,000 trees.  Much of the focus is usually on these trees.  However, in recent years, there has been an increasing appreciation for what happens underground.  This includes fungi, which may be regarded as an often unseen treasure.  Can one have favourites?