In these days of planet saving worries to all families under retirement age, there is now a very happy return to thoughts of gardening and making the most of what little outside space some folk have found themselves with. As an aside, this was highlighted as a problem with so many families buying brand new houses – they end up woth postage stamp gardens and nowhere to expand their gardening skills. With luck, many will revert to second hand, older houses that still have a decent sized garden to turn into a vetable and fruit empire! What lots of families would like is to grow trees – lots of them. We’re constantly being told that trees are essential to our lives. They contribute to their environment by proviing oxygen and thus improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, prserving soil and supporting wildlife. Tree exist by use of phyosynthesis and take in carbon dioxide, enabling them to produce the oxygen we need to breathe. They also make the land a far more beautiful place than it would otherwise be. Country parks are more popular now than ever before as families realise the fantastic resource on their doorstep – or just a short drive away. Garden centres and tree nurseries are reporting a huge uptake in small trees for family gardens too.