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Prince Charles believes Transylvania holds the key for saving the planet

Written by Róbert Biró on Aug. 11, 2015

A reportage starting with the Remarkable trees of Romania project

It’s hard to imagine a more fitting habitat for a man who dedicated thirty or more years of his life to environmental work. I’m on a hillside in Transylvania watching His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales measure an oak tree. He is currently circling it  with a clkicky tape measure. There is a crowd of people watching him and recording this moment for posterity.

There is a reason that he is measuring this tree: it will be the first entry in a new database called the Remarkable Trees of Romania – reports Charlotte Smith before her long interview with Prince Charles about Transylvania on BBC Radio 4.

You can listen to the reportage here:

An outline of the reportage: