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Shirley and Michael Clarke run Williamwood Farm near Lockerbie in the south of Scotland. Last year they created two Jubilee Woods on their land with support from the Woodland Trust. Hundreds of local school children had the chance to plant … Continue reading
With all the doom and gloom of Chalara ash dieback and other tree pests and diseases, it was encouraging to read this week that scientists have made a step forward in attempts to save Scotland’s most endangered tree, the Catacol … Continue reading
Canada has its maple, England, Wales and Ireland have their oaks, and each of the States and Territories that form the United States of America have their own tree too, ranging from the towering Sequioa of California to the aptly … Continue reading
A few weeks ago we received some fantastic videos of badgers enjoying the sunshine in one of our woods in Scotland from badger recorder Chris Hydes. Badgers appear to have thrived this summer as they flourish on the warm and wet … Continue reading
There’s something ecologically fascinating about edges. We tend to put our habitats into separate boxes – woodland, moorland, heathland, wetland – and draw lines around them. But often it’s the fuzzy bits between them that are most interesting. Unfortunately, these … Continue reading
A common question that we get in the Woods under Threat Team is “how can you identify if a wood is ancient?” The Ancient Woodland Inventory was created in the 1980′s and it shows most ancient woodland that is over two … Continue reading
I have just completed a bi-monthly update of our Woods under Threat cases, and with all my recent posts I thought you all might like to see a brief overview of the threats that vulnerable ancient woods are currently facing, or have fought off (sometimes … Continue reading