Planting trees often conjures up romantic notions of bluebell filled wonderlands under the canopy of old graceful oaks and beeches. But this insightful article in the National Geographic explains how poorly planned forestry planting programmes can do more harm than good. With specific reference to the fires in North America...
By Jonathan Wordsworth Cycling regularly along the north shore of the Beauly Firth from North Kessock to Tarradale, I have noted just past Coulmore Point a small patch of woodland with a collection of twisted multi-stemmed trees. Consisting predominantly of oak but with a mixture of species including ash and beech, the trees are widely […] … Continue reading A Little Piece of Coppice at Coulmore, Formerly on the Redcastle Estate — NOSAS Archaeology Blog
Transition Monaghan members Liam Murtagh and Dermot McNally recently attended a Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) field day in Navan, Co Meath, Ireland. CCF, also known as Close to Nature Forestry is rightly hailed as the panacea to the ecological pitfalls of conventional forestry which is dominated by even aged monocultures managed by clear fell. The … Continue reading Forestry Field Trip: Continuous Cover Forestry
Forestry for a better world…
Pro Silva Ireland members Anna and Brian Browne host the first two Continuous Cover Forestry training days in Co. Kildare.
We’ve had great feedback on our first courses. Anna and Brian Browne attended both courses and we asked them for their comments about how they got into forestry and what they learnt from Pro Silva Ireland’s first Continuous Cover Forestry training days.SouthCarlowForest contractor and forestry student Sean Hoskins also relates his take from the training too!
Becoming a forest owner: Anna Browne
Anna has been a member of Pro Silva Ireland for many years, and when asked about the possibility of running a CCF course in the forest, she and her husband Brian were delighted to accommodate. Anna went along to…
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Lock up your puppies! https://www.youtube.com/embed/CJdMijqaPtc?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent This 2017 video from Britain says about itself: Rewilding the UK with Lynx BBC’s Mike Dilger discusses the benefits of Lynx reintroduction. From the University of Stirling in Scotland: Proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland March 29, 2019 Experts have used an innovative approach to model the proposed … Continue reading Bringing lynxes back to Scotland, new study — Dear Kitty. Some blog
Interesting Facts Birch is in the genus Betula. The birch family Betulaceae contains six genera of deciduous nut bearing trees including birches, alders, hazels, horn beams and hop-hornbeams. There are about 40 species of small to medium trees and shrubs, in Northern temperate climates Average lifespan of the birch is 40-50 years. In favourable conditions, […] … Continue reading Tree a Week: Birch — Jizoku.co.uk
The pre-Christian tradition in Ireland of marking the traditional start of "Spring" on the 1st of February continues in Ireland. Some mark it by gathering wild rushes from fields and weaving them into crosses...
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Forestry is an interest of mine - here's a training course in the forestry of the future ! Pro Silva Ireland is delighted to announce the running of a training course on early transformation to CCF in Sitka spruce plantations This is of particular relevance given the recent launch of the new Forest Service grant … Continue reading Pro Silva Ireland announces first training course for continuous cover forestry — Pro Silva Ireland
A poem about snow in a childs world.