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Flowers come out as ‘rarest tree’ beats extinction

Desperate efforts to save St Helena’s bastard gumwood tree are bearing fruit – or rather, flowers. Dr Phil Lambdon and his team had to delicately pick up pollen grains with brushes and “paint” them on to blossom of the only … Continue reading

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Vandals hack wood from Peak Dale gumwoods

Timber has been illegally sawn from protected gumwood trees at Peak Dale on St Helena. A 2011 law makes it illegal to take, damage or kill endangered species, including the island’s unique gumwood trees. It will also be illegal under … Continue reading

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Kew advises “little and often” regime to protect ancient trees

Care of historic trees on St Helena has been improved on advice from experts at Kew Gardens in London, says the island government. Concern was raised about a 200-year-old tree in Jamestown after the Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate gave a routine warning that it … Continue reading

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Nick bemoans lack of protection as work starts on ancient tree

Concern has been raised for the fate of a tree that has stood in Jamestown for two centuries. Nick Thorpe, a champion of conservation on St Helena, has now complained that trees have no legal protection on the island. A … Continue reading

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