In reaction to the case studies presented within, among others, the consultation document and the Adam Smith Institutes briefing paper; ‘The Forestry Commission’s Place in Modern Britain’, Pip Howard issues a stark warning…
“Both within the consultation document, now void, and subsequent published argument which is contrary to the general opinions held by those who lobbied to halt the sale of Public Forest Estate, case studies are cited which if followed would be catastrophic for UK forestry, with or without the Forestry Commission.
It certainly appears that in an increasingly lazy approach to gain credence for any article, proposal or policy, the priority is to simply fit a case study from anywhere in the world, if you are really lazy and have not discovered online translation tools, then preferably from an English speaking country….”
View Pip’s article here:
Sustainable land manager
An expert in soil, with a history in broadleaved silviculture linked to farming issues. Pip now specialises in site specific planting requirements, including; phytoremediation, urban silviculture and difficult planting sites.