Green Guests for Green Tree's First Birthday

July 10, 2018

We're bringing the plants to the party at Bloomsbury’s Green Tree first anniversary event.

International, award-winning publishing house Bloomsbury is set to celebrate the first anniversary of wellness imprint Green Tree.



Over the past year Green Tree has been committed to publishing the best in health and wellbeing titles to support and engage readers through all phases of their life.



Publishing authors at the forefront of their respective fields, the Green Tree imprint includes a diverse and exciting range of self-improving titles to help get healthy and stay smart.






New titles for 2018 include:



The Mother of All Jobs

How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

By Christine Armstrong










A Life Less Lonely


What We Can All Do To Lead More Connected, Kinder Lives

By Nick Duren











The Happiness Curve


Why Life Gets Better After Midlife

By Jonathan Rauch










To add to the occasion, we’ve put together a host of leafy guests to help set the stage for Green Tree’s landmark event. Here are the top performing plants from our entourage:


Areca Palm




A palm of many names, you may have come across the same plant being called a Nut Palm, Golden Cane Palm, Yellow Palm or Butterfly Palm. Apart from its attractive appearance, the Areca Palm has increased in popularity due to its accreditation by NASA as being one of the best plants for removing formaldehyde from the air.


During a day, the palm can pump out a lot of oxygen and in that same time, a 1.8 m Areca Palm will transpire 1 litre of water. Although the Areca Palm is recognisable to most as a popular indoor plant, it is commercially grown for its seeds, which, when chewed release their alkaloids and cause intoxication.







Philodendron Scandens 


This Philodendron is a fast climber, so perfect if you’re looking to cover a larger space fast. Its name has been up for discussion for the past couple of hundred years, partly because the plant is so talented at adapting, it appears in different habitats and specimens collected at different times and places differ in size, habit, coloration and texture.


Philodendron Scandens also received kudos from NASA as one of the best types of houseplants for removing formaldehyde, especially in higher concentrations. It is capable to absorb between 80 and 90% of the formaldehyde present in water-based paint, roofing felt or insulation material, glues in fitted carpets and even laminated wood floors.





Aglaonema ‘Freedman’



The Aglaonema is a true star amongst plants, not just because of it’s incredible attributes but also down to its role alongside Jean Reno and Natalie Portman in Luc Besson’s Leon. A companion to a dispassionate assassin and a lonely girl – what a talent!


Of its biophilic qualities, research has shown that the Aglaonema ‘Freedman’ cleans indoor air very effectively, reduces the content of benzene and other harmful substances released into the air from furniture, plastic and paint coating, and is even believed to kill strep infection.








Other plants in attendance include Strelitzia Nicolai, Aspidistra Elaitor, Schefflera Arboricola, Calathea Ornate and Calathea Insignis. 


Find out more about the leafy services we offer and why plants are so important for our wellbeing and health. You can call our plant experts for more information or a no obligation quote.


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