Forestry in the House of Lords again

18.07.2013

HANSARD – Forestry: Independent Panel Report. Question, Asked by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

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The Future of Our Forests – What’s happened DEFRA?

11.07.2013

There’s plenty to be happy about but there are a few things that stand out as being a massive failure by Government to listen to the people that enabled this once in a hundred year process to occur.

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Two kinds of Growth – The Art of Climbing Trees – Adventure and Manifesto

23.06.2013

Henrik G Dahle… Film maker, writer, photographer, ideas person and failed activist and environmentalist, (possibly).

…had the eccentric privilege and opportunity to climb 365 trees in one year, through 11 countries, recording the conversations with 80 or so inspired people perched in the branches and taking thousands of photographs of trees. Each tree was a mini art project in itself, or opportunity to learn from and share with my co-climbers. This was my project ‘UpTrees’.

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The Tree in Your Landscape

09.06.2013

One mature tree in a city is a full landscape in itself…

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Feral – George Monbiot

02.06.2013

Ginny Battson explores George Monbiots talk at the Festival of Ideas about rewilding and his new book Feral… elephants on the Epynt…

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One of Europe’s last Primeval Forests to be logged

25.05.2013

One of the great, wild, intact forests of Europe is under threat. A place where lynx, Wolves and Bears still roam.

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Biodiversity offsetting permits previously rejected housing development

23.05.2013

Tyneside wildlife areas threatened by new development – biodiversity offsetting undermining local communities?

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UBUSUNA – Exploring Life with Japan’s Forests

21.05.2013

film-making project to travel around Japan visiting, recording life in rural communities living in close proximity with the mountains & forests

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Chainsaw Training with Phil Dunford

14.05.2013

Small woodland owner Sarah Walters of Alvecote Wood shares her experience on Phil Dunford’s chainsaw course.

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All about the Money

08.05.2013

Behind the debate on ownership of our national forests, the money question has always been there. How much should the forests cost the public purse ?

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Biodiversity offsetting in the UK one year on… it’s not looking good…

07.05.2013

UK’s Biodiversity Offset Pilot has nothing much to show for it. Not one of the six counties involved has made a single offset. This is disappointing for organisations such as the Environment Bank, for whom these pilots are core business, but for much of civil society, the failure is just a reminder that biodiversity offsetting is not the right approach to conserving our remaining natural spaces.

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Trading Places – biodiversity offsetting.

22.04.2013

With good design biodiversity could be increased on a development site. Biodiversity offsetting prevents this, it is selling your landscape, your place and you can’t say or do anything about it.

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THE FOREST OF DEAN UNDER THREAT ONCE MORE

22.04.2013

Up to 200 acres of woodland and wildlife sites in the
Statutory Forest are to be transfered/sold to the
Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC) by
the Forestry Commission for current and future
industrial and residential development by the FoDDC.

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A Springtime Adventure in the Woods

21.04.2013

The weather this past few days has brought the woodlands alive! Full of bird song and snufflings, bees, butterflies, flowers and bud burst. I’ve been exploring…

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My Favourite Woodland Photos in Celebration of International Day of Forests

21.03.2013

I love to take photos, lucky enough for me I get the chance to go out and about and see many beautiful trees. There might be a picture of my goats in there too, it’s not just because I love my goats it’s also because they’re foraging on their favourite tree, willow!

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Today is the FIRST International Day of Forests!

21.03.2013

All across the World people are celebrating the first International Day of Forests!

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A Day to Celebrate Trees and Forests

19.03.2013

International Day of Trees and Forests AND Tree of the Year!

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Suits don’t have Ears

17.03.2013

Segments of a lecture given by Landscape Research Groups’, Prof Peter Howard, touching on incorporating community landscapes into NGO/policy maker plans and biodiversity offsetting.

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How would you go about bringing 10,000 hectares of neglected wood back into management every year ?

13.03.2013

Rod Leslie asks the million dollar question.. Whatever the answer, the options should be tested against what is ultimately best for our forests

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Education in Land and Environment is Power – The Horticultural Student

06.03.2013

… my knowledge of everything that grows from the ground is my most valuable possession; I can’t believe I went without it before, and every day there are opportunities for me to put this knowledge to use.

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