I was delighted to receive Tree News hot off the press this spring. This was my first issue as editor of the member magazine for the Tree Council, and I’m really happy with how it’s turned out. There’s in-depth features on topics such as extreme weather, the endangered tree that’s harvested for chemotherapy medicine, cryopreservation and hedgerow habitats.
Many of the features were written by me, and some were contributed by artists, scientists, arborists and enthusiasts, all of whom have written with insight and enthusiasm. I’m particularly fond of landscape designer Dan Pearson’s musings on creating a sense of place.
I admit I knew very little about trees before starting work on this magazine, and probably barely thought about them. But now as the first shoots of spring appear I feel quite proud to be learning more.