Tree identification and biodiversity

Villadsen, Dorthe ORCID logo ORCID: (2020) Tree identification and biodiversity. The Ecologist .

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Anybody embarking on the journey to become a fully-fledged tree spotter will ask: " How do I tell the difference between two species of trees? They are all so similar.” The secret: It is all down to practice. Ask a young child and they can instantly tell the difference between a cat and a dog. Although both animals have four legs, fur and a tail the familiarity from picture books and frequent real-life sighting will make this identification second nature. But point towards an oak or a beech, and most people whatever age group, are most likely to answer: “A tree”. In order to prevent further biodiversity loss, we need to foster an interest in wildlife and help more people to be able to identify a wider range of biodiversity.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: The Ecologist
Publisher: The Resurgence Trust
ISSN: 0012-9631
Departments: Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA)
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 14:37
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 16:32


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