Tag Archives: water

Trees and flooding

Recent flooding has highlighted the importance of land use in either contributing to or mitigating flood risk. In particular the suggestion that trees might play an important role in helping reduce flood risk. Reports from the Woodland Trust on water … Continue reading

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Wood Wise: trees and woodland in water management

The latest issue of Wood Wise looks at the opportunities trees and woodland offer for water management. Case studies focus on a number of projects and cover issues such as flooding, pollution of watercourses, soil erosion and the health of … Continue reading

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Pontbren farmers – a beacon for upland livestock farming

Demands on the land The traditional view of nature conservation, forestry and farming is basically one in which all three are seen as competing and conflicting land uses. This view is unhelpful. Farming not only dominates in terms of land … Continue reading

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Why trees?

I just had to share this fantastic, short doodle-video with you. In a nutshell, it illustrates why we work so hard to protect and expand our tree and woodland resource. Trees are so important to our lives, and they work so hard … Continue reading

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Simon Reeve’s revelations

Allow your mind to conjure up images of the Indian Ocean, what does it see? Beautiful beaches, clear waters and coral reefs perhaps. If you did the same for Madagascar, one of the largest islands in the world, what do you see now? Dense … Continue reading

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Our woods and their wildlife: symptoms of a planet under pressure

It’s felt more like summer than spring recently. Basking in such unseasonal temperatures has been so enjoyable, it feels churlish to put a damper on things by mentioning climate change. However, recent European research has shown some worrying trends. Birds … Continue reading

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Austin’s blog: Back to my roots…?

Spring often feels like the right time for new challenges and a fresh look at the world – and now it’s beginning to feel a bit like spring, for once, I feel that I am comfortably in-step with a sense … Continue reading

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