Help for Whitebeams

The Western Mail recently carried a feature about the rare whitebeam trees of the Wye Valley, being protected by a partnership of the Forestry Commission, the Tree Council and Dean Green Team.  Trees high up on the valley cliffs have been surveyed and more light has been let in to help their survival.  There are more than twenty varieties of whitebeam in the valley, six of which in the Symond’s Yat or Doward areas occur nowhere else in the world.  One is named after Monmouthshire botanist Trevor Evans.