According to government estimates, ash dieback is expected to kill 80 million ash trees over the next 20 years. As a consequence research teams from London and Oxford Universities with the backing of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Forestry Commission are looking to genetic modification as one of the possible solutions. 590 more words
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Will the rhetoric about the importance of the natural environment result in positive action to protect our ancient woodlands?
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been in the news a lot lately. First as a result of its influence on the pressure to build more houses and partly because the House of Lords Select Committee is currently reviewing the development and implementation of national policy for the built environment. 265 more words
I keep going on about Autumn, but I make no apology for it. It is my favourite time of year. The spring flowers are magical, and the Summer meadows glorious, but there is nothing quite like the fungal smell of autumn in the woods. 399 more words
I think we as a country can do more to save our ancient woodland.
If you are unfamiliar, ancient woodland can be defined as:
The native woodland habitats of our country, which go as far back as 1750 in Scotland, when the first maps to cover the whole country were produced. 582 more words