The national arboretum of doom

Peter Marshall, forester, truffle grower and expert on mycorrhizae gives his forthright view.

The national arboretum of doom

Back in Australia in the 50s Joan suggested that they might plant such a garden around the family farmhouse. Initial response was unenthusiastic, ‘waste of good grass’, but she won him over. Forty years later her forest garden was one of the scenic gems of the district. One of Joan’s first plantings was a little Oak tree in a pot. She planned it to be the centrepiece of the garden but notice...

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