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...
No, not the border fence between Ireland and Northern Ireland, no. Here we discuss tree species composition, forest adaptation and conversion towards more resilient forests! Deer management in silviculture is one of the crucial factors to consider, just like enough light for the seedlings and site conditions. And here are the fencing news from Ireland. […] … Continue reading New Fences in Ireland? — Resilience Blog
The mainstream narrative in Europe is that Brexit was a monumental mistake mothered by populism and sired by in house political power struggles and lots of other domestic tribulations in the UK. On the other hand the British have been discussing a withdrawal from Europe for decades so it'd be hard to attribute the whole … Continue reading Brexit: Madness or Forward Thinking?
I was drawn to this evergreen tree by the yellow buds on the tips of the branches and then spotted this: two shrubs growing up in the tree and I thought it worth sharing with the world 🙂 The larger leafy shrub is some kind of a laurel I suspect and the smaller one below … Continue reading Little Miracles of Nature: Two Shrubs in a Tree!
Thoughts on the materialism of Christmas...
Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize It’s not without a sense of irony that one of Power’s tree champions bemoans that their life’s work – publishing books and academic papers about the wonder of the forests – has cost the trees themselves so much. You can almost hear Powers speaking vicariously, because his “tree […] … Continue reading The Overstory – Richard Powers — Lizzy’s Literary Life
https://www.youtube.com/embed/0PE3dNqcBto?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent How does the Danish Nature Agency address the trend of rewilding? What are the plans to transition managed forests into forest biodiversity reserves in Denmark – and what are the expected benefits and challenges? We discussed these and other questions with Mogens Krog, Deputy forest officer at the Danish Nature Agency. Mogens, rewilding is … Continue reading Forest Trends in Denmark – Interview with Mogens Krog — Resilience Blog
https://www.youtube.com/embed/hF9pv8wSp74?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ivo Mulder, Finance and Private Sector Coordinator, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch, UN Environment Forests and agriculture hold more than 30% of the climate change solution in terms of providing the most cost-effective … Continue reading Why private investment in deforestation-free commodity production needs to be scaled up — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com