Clever Trees

Celebrating arboreal intelligence,


0101Siamese Hollies2003110920040413

Richard Uridge travels to George Washington's country estate in the Virginian countryside to meet a pair of Siamese hollies.

And he discovers how trees are bright enough to change the course of political history.

0102The Idiot Fruit Tree2003111620040414

Richard Uridge visits Queensland, where he finds a tree that waters itself.

He also unravels the mysteries of the idiot fruit tree.

0103The Simpoh2003112320040415

Richard Uridge visits Malaysia in search of the Simpoh, a tree which, according to legend, flowers at the same time every day.

0104Causing And Curing Headaches2003113020040416

Richard Uridge visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell in Cornwall, where he finds a relative of the bay which can cause headaches and another tree which can cure them.

0105 LASTWestonbirt20031207

Richard Uridge visits the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in Gloucestershire, home to 18,000 specimens.