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University in Wales to protect rare tree on brink of extinction

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University researchers are leading efforts to save one of the world's most threatened species of tree, after finding it growing a few miles away.

There are only about 30 Menai whitebeam left - and they are all on a small stretch of coast between the Welsh mainland and Anglesey.

The tree is listed as being on the brink of extinction in the landmark State of the World's Trees report.

Experts from nearby Bangor University are now hoping to save it.

"I was amazed to realise that such a highly-threatened tree could be found in a nature reserve not far from our university," said professor of conservation science Julia Jones.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58584912

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