As a Druid and a hiker, trees are a subject close to my heart. Quite apart from all the amazing ecosystem services they quietly get on with, like making oxygen, sequestering carbon, doing splendid things with rainfall and preventing topsoil loss, I can literally feel my stress levels reduce as I hike through woodland and soak up that benign, green filtered atmosphere. 539 more words
There’s good news and frustrating news on the tree protection front as I write this. After years of pressure and campaigning, the government is finally, finally (we hope) going to improve protection for ancient woodland in the National Planning Policy Framework. 275 more words
Here’s the updared BAP for Penllergare/Llan Valley.
My latest draft of a proposed Landscape Action Plan for use by interested parties. Only partial as I’d expect to complete this in collaboration with the ground staff to get the final form plan. 878 more words