Here in Britain, we have a wonderful diversity of native and introduced trees. And we have emerging diseases which threaten our trees, including the dreaded ash dieback. So of course, we have a National Tree Seed Bank to conserve tree diversity… er, no. We don’t. I’ve just learned that we don’t, from my fellow blogger Spencer Woodard at anthropogen. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
Now Mark Kinver at the BBC tells us that there’s to be a new tree seedbank at Kew Gardens. I so hope this isn’t too late.