Author Archives: Kay Haw

About Kay Haw

Assistant Conservation Adviser, Woodland Trust. Nature is my passion, especially woods and trees which are just amazing elements of life. One day (soon) I hope we humans learn to work in harmony with Mother Earth.

World Environment Day 2014

Today (5th June) is World Environment Day. A time to focus on solving the issues we face in protecting the environment that supports our existence. This year’s theme links to the United Nations declaring 2014 as the International Year of … Continue reading

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Wood Wise: ancient trees

The latest issue of Wood Wise looks at the wonders of ancient trees. The UK has a large percentage of all the ancient trees left in Europe. They are vital for many specialist species and other wildlife, and are culturally … Continue reading

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The Architecture of Trees

Reblogged from The Dirt: Uniting The Built & Natural Environments: Renowned botanists, Francis Hallé and Peter Del Tredici, came to the University of Virginia (UVA) to teach landscape architecture students about the architecture of trees. Hallé is a professor emeritus at the University … Continue reading

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Our total dependence on nature is not mutual

Today’s devastating report by the International Panel on Climate Change makes several important points crystal clear.     Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Global warming really is happening. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, the three … Continue reading

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Can we be the voice for our woodland heritage?

To mark International Day of Forests, our ambassador Simon King discusses the threats our ancient woodlands face and highlights what you can do to help: “A new initiative will now make it possible to offset the loss of nationally important … Continue reading

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Resilient wooded landscapes – International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests on the 21st March focuses on the vital importance of the world’s forests. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the state of our trees and woodland. Time to reflect At some point we seem … Continue reading

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Track a Tree: become a citizen scientist

The Woodland Trust plays an important role supporting my PhD research at the University of Edinburgh and this includes developing how we use the data on seasonal timing collected by Nature’s Calendar recorders. This can be done through the analysis … Continue reading

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