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RE: Tree related questions for a quiz for ordinary people

Subject: RE: Tree related questions for a quiz for ordinary people
From: Mark
Date: Jun 26 2020 09:32:27
The thirst for staves for longbows almost wiped out the European yew in the 
Middle Ages

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On Behalf Of Gary Prentice
Sent: 26 June 2020 10:06
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Tree related questions for a quiz for ordinary people

Following on from the long bow wood, I was surprised to learn that English 
yew wasn’t the preferred timber but that timber was imported from Europe, as 
the growing conditions produced a better grain.

On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 at 09:59, Alastair Durkin <ADurkin@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
wrote:

Bettina, the classic is:

The wood of what tree is commonly used to make English longbows, 
famous for their decisive use at the Battle of Agincourt ?


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On Behalf Of Bettina Broadway-Mann
Sent: 25 June 2020 16:14
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Tree related questions for a quiz for ordinary people

Hello All,
I'm wanting to put together some questions for a family quiz in which 
everyone else are not tree people or know much about trees.

Do you have any good tree related questions that I could use that are 
not too difficult and not too obscure please?

I want to give my relatives a fighting chance of getting at least a 
couple right, if not more.

Many thanks as always,

with regards
Bettina



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