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I love how there is always some nature-related initiative happening somewhere in Britain. I do think they’re not always well advertised – I only found out about National Tree Week by chance when scrolling through my Twitter feed yesterday – but, wherever possible, if I find out about something, I will try to support it, if only by spreading the word in my own rather limited way.


Anyhoo, National Tree Week, which is now in its 41st year, is the brainchild of The Tree Council and is punted as Britain’s ‘biggest annual festival of trees’. It’s a time to improve your view, to fight the ravages of time, weather and tree diseases, to provide a home for wildlife, to renew and restore the landscape, to provide natural flood defences, to improve air quality, all by planting trees. Even a small tree in your own backyard will make a significant contribution so, choose wisely, and get out and a plant a tree this week.


The trees in my photographs today are in Pontcanna Fields here in Cardiff. It’s a wonderful young avenue of trees that looks glorious whatever the season.