Clever Trees

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Synopsis

A series of five podcasts from around the world on trees that are smart, extraordinary or downright odd.

Episodes

  • Westonbirts waving trees

    Westonbirt's waving trees

    18/03/2010 Duration: 14min

    In the last of his current series celebrating Clever Trees Richard Uridge visits the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in Gloucestershire, England – with 18,000 specimens a veritable tree university – and talks to the trees.

  • Heligans headache tree

    Heligan's headache tree

    18/03/2010 Duration: 14min

    In the penultimate programme of his five part series on Clever Trees, Richard Uridge finds a headache-inducing specimen in the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

  • Australias rain tree

    Australia's rain tree

    22/08/2009 Duration: 14min

    In the the third of his series on arboreal intelligence Richard Uridge travels to tropical Far North Queensland in Australia to meet a tree that can, it's claimed, create its own rainfall.

  • Washingtons Siamese holly trees

    Washington's Siamese holly trees

    17/06/2009 Duration: 14min

    Richard Uridge travels to George Washington's home at Mount Vernon in America to meet two holly trees conjoined at the trunk. The first in a series of five podcasts from around the world.

  • Malaysias time telling Simpoh tree

    Malaysia's time telling Simpoh tree

    17/06/2009 Duration: 14min

    In the second of his series on arboreal intelligence Richard Uridge travels to the Malaysian jungle in search of a tree so clever it can tell the time. Or at least that's the theory. Armed with a wristwatch he puts it to the test.

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