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Ploterre A3 Tree Print

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It always amazes Ploterre to discover how little information appears to be available on basic facts about the natural world. Namely how many trees are there?

This proved more difficult to find out than they thought. There’s plenty of information if we’re interested in what’s chopped down and sold but little information if we just want to understand our landscape.

What they did discover is that only 13% of the British Isles is woodland. Of this, around 2.5% are ancient trees. Comparing all the information they uncovered about tree coverage, the ancient tree inventory was a good representation of the proportion of different tree species.

So they decided to focus on native tree species as well as sycamore and sweet chestnuts as together, they make up 84% of ancient trees.

The print orders the trees in relation to their numbers. Oak are more populous than any other species with more than 40%. The height of the tree relates to the tallest recorded specimen in the UK and the width is the largest recorded girth. The markings along the trunk indicate the distribution across the UK from Scotland at the canopy to Cornwall at the trunk.

Details

Limited Edition of 100
A3 (297mm x 420mm) 2 Colour Risograph. Printed in London
175gsm GF Smith Colorplan Paper. Made in Hull

About Ploterre

Ploterre, a brand focused on nurturing curiosity, crafts handcrafted products inspired by environmental data. Their exploration of the natural world seeks a deeper understanding of the environment and its inhabitants. Every aspect of the creative process, from materials to design, is influenced by their journey and the data they collect instead of traditional maps. Ploterre is committed to eco-conscious practices, crafting their pieces locally in small batches using human-powered, traditional techniques and natural, local materials. This dedication to minimising environmental impact shines through in their unique, data-driven creations.

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