Christmas Tree Special with Dr Gabriel Hemery – The Tree Almanac 2024 –

Join Sharon and Gabriel as they discuss a wondrous seasonal journey through Britain and Ireland’s trees in his new book , The Tree Almanac 2024.
This is a Christmas Tree Special! What is better for the environment, a real or plastic tree? What is your Celtic Tree Zodiac? What terms can we bring back to use? All this, with poetry, science and the history of our Christmas decorations. 

We also interview  Christmas tree grower  Andrew Ingram, at The Tree Barn, Christmas Common, in the Chilterns.  The Tree Barn – Christmas Trees, Collection or Delivery, Oxfordshire

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Dr Richard Claxton

Richard Claxton trained at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, qualifying in 1996. Initially he worked in South East London, specialising in paediatrics. He then completed his general practice training in the Tunbridge Wells area. Children’s health services still remain a special interest as well as family medicine. Dr Claxton is a medical officer at Tonbridge School. He is a GP trainer, and sits on the Kent Local Medical Committee. In this episode, he talks to Sharon about Gardening for Health amongst other things.

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James Kaechele – New York Tree Trust Development Director

James Kaechele studied at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. He has been connecting people with plants for the past ten years. As an ISA-certified arborist, Kaechele leads the NY Tree Trust, a citywide program dedicated to fostering public-private partnerships in urban forestry. Here he also talks to Sharon about managing New Yorks 650,000 trees, it's 8 million inhabitants, and 10 million opinions. He is also a director of Tree Time.

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