There’s not much on this planet that’s lived through Ice Ages, outlasted the dinosaurs and survived all that humans have thrown at them – yet continue to be the lungs of the world.


We look up to them, we shelter under them but we can all bring a tree into this world, however small our garden – world-renowned tree expert Tony Kirkham explains why we cannot – and must not – live without them.

Listen now to this fascinating discussion with Arit Anderson and Tony Kirkham:

About our guest

Dr Tony Kirkham was the Head of Arboretum, Gardens & Horticultural Services at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew until his retirement in 2021. He is the author of many award-winning and popular books on trees, including pruning and training guides and his celebration of their glory in Remarkable Trees (Thames & Hudson).

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