BES Journals Virtual Issue: National Tree Week
National Tree Week (26 November – 4 December) celebrates tree planting within local communities. The latest BES cross-journal Virtual Issue contains recent papers that highlight the global importance of trees and forests as habitat – for species from insects to primates – and in meeting human needs for fuel and agriculture. The selected papers also demonstrate novel methods scientists are using to study trees and forests.
National Tree Week is the UK’s largest tree celebration. It was started in 1975 by the Tree Council and has grown into an event that brings hundreds of organisations together to mark the beginning of Britain’s winter tree planting season.
Across the country, views of the landscape are changing as more and more trees fall victim to invasive pests and diseases. This year, the Tree Council is encouraging people to think about how trees can improve views and landscapes. National Tree Week provides communities with the impetus to fight back by planting the trees of the future and attempting to change the view for future generations.
This Virtual Issue was compiled by Methods in Ecology and Evolution Associate Editors Sarah Goslee and Sean McMahon. All of the articles in this Virtual Issue are free for a limited time and you can read them here.
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