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Standing Up For Ancient Trees

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

Seeing the trees as well as the wood

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


Ancient Woodland Course: ancient woodland slides

This is the slide presentation I used last Saturday. The trees we talked about are shown in the pdf attached to this post.

Ancient Woodland slides.

Ecological Survey

A little something from the Neighbours

As there has been little posted recently by HEAT here is a little something informative from the Wymondham Nature Group. with a date for your diaries: 636 more words

Ancient Woodland Course: Clarence Seyler

Clarence Seyler Swansea’s most famous Public Analyst worked for the Borough of Swansea from 1892 until his retirement in 1943. Born in 1866 and educated in London, he came to Swansea as the assistant of Dr William Morgan in 1892. 242 more words


Ancient Woodland Course: A draft Landscape Action Plan

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