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Towering Chestnut Tree Discovered in Maine

Lifestyle / Green Living : Ecorazzi

If you were dreaming of roasting chestnuts on an open fire during the holiday season, typically, you would be disappointed. American chestnut trees have all but disappeared due to disease. Read More The post Towering Chestnut Tree D...

Bonkers for conkers: autumn playdough ideas

Lifestyle / Parenting : NurtureStore

Are your kids bonkers for conkers at the moment? We have to leave for school five minutes early so we can factor in enough time for horse chestnut gathering on the way there. And the walk home talks just that bit longer too because ...

An anatomy of autumn part one: Horse chestnuts

Hobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Guest blog post: The Woodland Trust's Beverley Gormley kicks off a regular series examining the phenology of the season's key species with a look at that perennial autumn favourite the conker. Conkers © M Barton/WTPL So far, autumn'...

Can blue tits can save our conker trees?

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Blue tits, a familiar garden bird in the U.K., could be the salvation of our imperiled conker trees (horse-chestnut trees), which are under severe attack by a tiny non-native moth that has spread from continental Europe.

The moth versus the crowd -- Tracking an alien invader of conker trees using people power

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

An army of citizen scientists has helped the professionals understand how a tiny 'alien' moth is attacking the UK's conker (horse-chestnut) trees, and showed that naturally-occurring pest controlling wasps are not able to restrict t...

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