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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.5 June 2000

The Wild Pear Tree - one of Britain's rarest trees or a garden escape?

By - Clive Spinage

The year 1996 was remarkable for hedgerow blossom, and the Wild Pear Pyrus communis pyraster on the road between the Oxfordshire villages of East Hanney and Steventon, in the Vale of the White Horse, was no exception. Standing proud in the hedgerow, the tree provided a spectacular display, with its branches concealed beneath a mass of white blossom as if laden with thick snow.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist