Gi­ants un­der threat

Scottish Field - - COUNTRY NEWS -

The mag­nif­i­cent Red­wood Av­enue at Ben­more Botanic Gar­den on Scot­land’s west coast is in des­per­ate need of in­no­va­tive ac­tions as it is at risk of be­ing lost through cli­mate change and dis­ease. Those car­ing for the his­toric 350m long av­enue of gi­ant red­woods near Dunoon, Ar­gyll, have been mon­i­tor­ing in­creas­ing signs of stress. The spec­tre of cli­mate change hangs over the trees and its ef­fects are al­ready marked. Now, the race is on to save th­ese mag­nif­i­cent spec­i­mens, planted in 1863, for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. Ben­more is part of the Royal Botanic Gar­den Ed­in­burgh. www.rbge.org.uk/ ben­more­giants

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