In his birthday message to the countryside, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales urges us all to work together to safeguard our emblematic British tree species from pests and lethal diseases.
One of the many things I love about the British countryside is its enduring timelessness which creates a tangible link with our past, while continuing to provide contemporary livelihoods, food production, a home for wildlife and abundant scope for recreation and relaxation among natural beauty. Some of those things have an economic value, others are important in different ways. But they all matter deeply to me and, I know, to a great many other people too…
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