HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Eastwood unveiling a plaque to mark his visit, which comes 12 months after the experiment began

Today we welcomed His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to our Staffordshire-based Institute of Forest Research Free Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (BIFoR FACE) facility.

The Prince was given a guided tour of the facility, which is exploring how forest systems will respond to future increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide, including the effects on forest growth and on forest food webs.

His Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to mark his visit, which comes 12 months after the experiment began. The Prince was given a bottle, recovered from Mill Haft woodland in Staffordshire during construction of the BIFoR FACE facility, which containing a sample of the air used in the facility.

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