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10 May 2013
With a host of new pests and diseases attacking the United Kingdom’s native treescape, Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank is tackling the threat by establishing the country’s first national collection of tree seeds – the UK National Tree Seed Project.10 likes
25 Apr 2013
Applications are now open for a position on the Kew Board of Trustees.0 likes
05 Nov 2012
Chalara dieback of ash, a fungal disease which threatens the species, is currently receiving much press attention in the UK. Tony Kirkham, Head of Kew's Arboretum, provides a synopsis of the disease and how Kew is responding.28 likes
20 Dec 2011
Read about a new acquisition of illustrations by artist Ray Cowell, who painted fungi in astonishing detail - even including the teeth marks of hungry rodents!
18 Nov 2011
A Defra-funded project at Kew is working to find out how many waxcap species there are in Britain, and to improve methods for their identification. The results of this work should help conservationists to prioritise those species and sites which are most in need of further protection.22 likes
17 Oct 2011
Specialists from Kew and Durham Wildlife Trust are working together to help save the endangered small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly in County Durham.21 likes
17 Aug 2011
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launches the UK Native Seed Hub at the Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst – an initiative that draws on the Millennium Seed Bank’s extensive collection of UK native seeds, as well as its horticultural and scientific expertise to support the UK seed industry, conservation groups and other organisations working to restore native plants to the UK countryside.30 likes
17 Jun 2011
Issue 39 of Kew Scientist, our science and conservation newsletter, is now available and has the International Year of Forests 2011 as one of its themes.4 likes
Kew announces Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates and Director of Public Engagement and Learning
27 Apr 2011
Dr Tim Entwisle has been appointed as Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates, and Professor Angela McFarlane as Director of Public Engagement and Learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.10 likes