Category Archives: Woodlands

Century Wood blog

I’m going to start posting more about my own wood at https://centurywood.uk and probably most of the forestry and rewilding posts I make in the future will be there too. The first post I’ve made is about ride rewidening and … Continue reading

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Guardian story about woodplots

Story in the Guardian today about people buying woodplots and doing interesting things with them: If you go down to the woods today … you might find a school, a photographer’s studio, or a carpenter’s workshop. Britain’s forests are getting … Continue reading

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Dodd Wood and Whinlatter Forest

After a morning spent at Allan Bank by Grasmere, I spent an afternoon at the Forestry Commission’s Dodd Wood and Whinlatter Forest Park sites either side of Bassenthwaite Lake. Again I was mainly looking for red squirrels, but didn’t have … Continue reading

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Rewilding and permaculture at the Hay Festival

Yesterday I was at the Hay Festival and went to sessions about rewilding and permaculture. This was my first time at the festival, although I’ve been going to Hay-on-Wye’s second hand bookshops since I was young. The annual book festival is … Continue reading

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Weeding the forest

What does “mismanaged woodland” mean? It’s very like saying “a weed”. It all depends on what you’re hoping will grow. Gardeners complain about weeds and go to great lengths to eradicate them. But in other contexts, the very same plants … Continue reading

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The Black Wood of Rannoch

The Black Wood of Rannoch is a thousand hectare area of ancient Caledonian Forest which has been continuously forested with native species for the last 10,000 years or so. People have harvested the trees in the past, but they’ve not been … Continue reading

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Ancient woodland at PMQs

Rebecca Pow asked David Cameron to protect ancient woodland as heritage sites during Prime Minister’s Questions today: Pleased to get ancient woodland and trees raised at PMQs today @WoodlandTrust @SomersetWT pic.twitter.com/BBzssaIwID — Rebecca Pow MP (@pow_rebecca) April 20, 2016 The … Continue reading

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