Tag Archives: habitat restoration

Seed banks in soil

Chris at woodlands.co.uk tells us about ‘soil seed banks’. Growers and farmers know very well how seeds can live in soil, ready to germinate when conditions change. This can be wonderful, terrible or both. Chris’s article stirs an old seedbank … Continue reading

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Coronation campaign to revive wildflower meadows

Originally posted on Green Living London:
Sixty “Coronation meadows” have been identified across the UK as part of a new campaign to restore threatened wildflower meadows. The campaign, launched to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, follows reports…

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International Year of Water Cooperation

The United Nations (UN) has named 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. This is huge. Without water none of us would be here. Last year, didn’t we notice water? Or the lack of water? We in Britain suffered terrible … Continue reading

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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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Bringing back the trees

My fellow blogger rkbooth wrote about the resurrection of an arboretum in Pennsylvania. If you love trees, you might want to read that person’s excellent blog ‘Among the Stately Trees’. Nearer home for me, the arboretums of Britain are a … Continue reading

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