December 2011

Happy Christmas from SOW


2011 has certainly earned its place in future textbooks with regards forestry, conservation and land management in the UK.

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Threat to the Quantock Hills


Somerset Council has advertised its proposal to sell a major part of the Quantocks AONB! URGENT ACTION REQUIRED!

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The European Tree of the Year


Co-ordinator for both the Czech Tree of the year and the European tree of the year award, Hana Rambouskova Environmentalist with the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation, writes exclusively for SOW.

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Chalkney Restored- a milestone for England’s Ancient Woodlands


Yesterday, 8th December 2011, marks a milestone for England’s Ancient Woodlands. At 11am Professor Oliver Rackham personally felled the last conifer in Chalkney Wood.

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Our Forests press statement re: Independent Panel on Forestry Progress Report


Jonathon Porritt of Our Forests! Responds to the Forestry Panels Progress Report

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Forestry Panel – Progress Report


The Independent Forestry Panel publishes it’s progress report…

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TREES IN MIND – Blarbuie Woodland at Argyll and Bute Hospital


Hugh Fife, of Reforesting Scotland, tells us about inspiring research at Blarbuie Woodlands, into the ways Woodlands impact on our mental health and well-being…

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The Arrogance that is Biodiversity Offsetting


Who has misled George over the true value of the British Rural Landscape?

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The Save Our Forests Campaign, an UPDATE


… our forests and woodlands are in a more precarious position than they were in at the time of the proposed sell off… We all need to be prepared…

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