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Exotic trees

Lewis at woodlands.co.uk tells us about the exotic (alien) trees which are familiar in our British landscapes. Lewis tells us how many of these trees arrived during colonial times when great houses and gardens were built. He doesn’t mention how … Continue reading

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Hedgehog population in decline

Adam Vaughan at the Guardian tells us that the hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is fast becoming rarer in British gardens, parks and hedges. It’s comparable to the declining populations of endangered species such as tigers. If you’re in Britain, you might … Continue reading

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Tree of the month: Blackthorn

Two nights ago the moon was new so according to this version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’, we’re now in the Month of the Blackthorn. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts in this series. The … Continue reading

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National Tree Week

This week in Britain is National Tree Week. This week of tree celebrations, timed to mark the start of the tree planting season, was launched in 1975 by the Tree Council and as my fellow blogger timr6 at Green Living … Continue reading

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Corridors for wildlife

The Wildlife Trusts want to move on from fragmented nature conservation. Instead they’re working towards living landscapes. Andrew Bennett at the World Conservation Union agrees, explaining why linkages in the landscape matter. Please bear with me: this post is short … Continue reading

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Tree of the month: Bramble

The moon is new today so we’ve just entered the Month of the Bramble or the Month of the Vine. You might choose to follow my ‘Ogham’ tag for earlier posts in this series. Several of the species called ‘trees’ … Continue reading

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Lichens

Lichens are fascinating but often overlooked. They’re important in many ecosystems including our irreplaceable ancient woodlands, valued highly by the Woodland Trust. The British Lichen Society promotes the study of this everyday, often beautiful group of symbiotic organisms. You can … Continue reading

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