South Gloucestershire

Episode 1189 South Gloucestershire

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Summary

Julia Bradbury visits the National Arboretum, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, to find out why workers at this haven for more than 16,000 trees are about to cut down one of the oldest. Across the border in Wiltshire, John Craven is on the trail of English truffles, which are thriving thanks to the rainy summer, and also visits Carl Hester's stables to find out what it takes to create an Olympic dressage champion. Adam Henson meets the commoners grazing their sheep in the Forest of Dean thanks to a woodland tradition, and Tom Heap reports on the worrying increase in the number of tree diseases crossing the Channel in the past decade.
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