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The plight of the conker

October 18th, 2016

Episode 1266 of 1344 episodes

Horse chestnut trees in the UK are being attacked by a combination of pests and diseases which could cause the conker to vanish, scientists are warning. Dr Darren Evans, from Newcastle University, is one of the founders of the Conker Tree Science project, which aims to encourage the public to get involved with collecting records of these pests. (Photo: A handful of conkers. Credit: Thinkstock)

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