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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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
I loved this article by Parallax! Stumbled across it after I read the thoroughly enjoyable Hidden Life of Trees and was browsing for more similar content! Worth a peek! [Trees exhibiting a behavior called “crown shyness,” when they don’t touch branches in order to cohabit peacefully without blocking one another’s light] “A force hums in … Continue reading The Secret Life of Trees & The Science Behind Forest Bathing — PARALLAX:
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