A Little Piece of Coppice at Coulmore, Formerly on the Redcastle Estate — NOSAS Archaeology Blog

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

Bringing lynxes back to Scotland, new study — Dear Kitty. Some blog

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

Tree a Week: Birch — Jizoku.co.uk

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

Pro Silva Ireland announces first training course for continuous cover forestry — Pro Silva Ireland

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

New Fences in Ireland? — Resilience Blog

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 Secret Life of Trees & The Science Behind Forest Bathing — PARALLAX:

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 Overstory – Richard Powers — Lizzy’s Literary Life

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

Forest Trends in Denmark – Interview with Mogens Krog — Resilience Blog

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