Tag Archives: ancient woodland

Has Owen Gone Off-piste on Offsetting?

argylesock says… Paterson lost the plot.

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Tree of the month: Alder

The moon was full last night. So according to my favourite version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’, we’re now halfway through the Month of the Alder. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts in this series. … Continue reading

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Wood anemonies

Spring is late here in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s not the reason for my lateness in writing my monthly blog posts about a tree, a crop and a butterfly, but I’ll write those when I get chance. Meanwhile the plants … Continue reading

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Bluebells in ancient semi-natural woodland

The Woodland Trust tells us about ancient semi-natural woodland here in Britain. These woods are precious and irreplaceble. If you’re in Britain, where’s your local ancient woodland? I’ve just realised that I’m not sure of my own answer to that. … Continue reading

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The Forests Report response – All in this together?

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The future of England’s forests – a new chapter

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Restoring woods and creating new ones

Across most of the British Isles, the natural climax vegetation is woodland. Climax vegetation is the vegetation that appears on land, given long enough without human interference or natural disaster. We’ve lost most of our islands’ woodland cover over the … Continue reading

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A species not seen for decades has been seen again

Ancient woodlands are irreplaceable. They're a theme emphasised by The Woodland Trust and they’re one of the reasons I got interested in science. Those gnarled old trees, those mosses, those lichens! And today I see that there’s another reason to … Continue reading

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