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Category Archives: woodlands
Tree Coring: What it is and why we do it
We’ve published a new report about tree coring, called A review of the theory and practice of tree coring on live ancient and veteran trees. Here, our Woodlands Policy & Advice Officer Kate Holl tells us more about tree coring … Continue reading
Posted in History, Research, trees, woodlands Tagged Research, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, trees, woodlands Leave a comment
Creating a buzz at Flower & Food Festival
Dundee’s annual Flower and Food Festival is a big event in the calendar for our Tayside and Grampian team. This year was extra special, being the show’s 30th anniversary. Held in Camperdown Park, the festival provides something for everyone, from … Continue reading
Posted in bees, biodiversity, climate change, foraging, Uncategorized, Volunteering, wild flowers, woodlands Tagged bees, Dundee, flowers, food, natural larder, nature, pollinators, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH Leave a comment
A trip to a wooded rock off the west of Scotland where the herbivores don’t go!
Kate Holl, SNH Woodland Adviser, recently visited a tiny island off the west coast of Scotland. The island has no herbivores such as deer, allowing the plantlife to grow wilder than anywhere else in Scotland! On a perfect summer’s morning … Continue reading
Posted in biodiversity, Flowers, plants, trees, wild flowers, wild land, woodlands Tagged Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, woodlands Leave a comment
In search of morels
Morels are somewhat of a holy grail for fungi enthusiasts and foraging chefs. Fruits of the Morchella genus are nutritious, delicious (so we’re told) and incredibly hard to find, making them one of the most desired mushrooms in the world. … Continue reading
Posted in biodiversity, Biography, citizen science, foraging, Fungi, morels, mushrooms, Uncategorized, woodlands Tagged Dick Peebles, foraging, Fungi, Morchella elata, morels, mushrooms, SNH, writing Leave a comment
The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland
Having walked and cycled around the ancient pinewoods of Scotland for his first book, Clifton Bain’s next challenge to cover the rainforests of Britain and Ireland was somewhat more daunting. Here he tells us about what he found along the … Continue reading
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Where have all the flowers gone?
Kate Holl, our woodland advisor, searches for the answer by exploring woodland in our neighbouring countries through a Churchill Fellowship. My Churchill Fellowship really began back in 2012 in this little bit of woodland on the Isle of Mull deer-fenced … Continue reading
Posted in woodlands Tagged biodiversity, overgrazing, regeneration, Scottish Natural Heritage, wildflowers, woodland understorey, woodlands Leave a comment
Deer Management on the Assynt peninsula
Nationally and internationally important woodlands on northwest Sutherland’s Assynt peninsula are being seriously damaged by high numbers of grazing red deer. Over several years now our attempts to get the key landowners to agree a plan to manage the deer … Continue reading
Posted in biodiversity, Community engagement, Land management, Protected Areas, trees, Uncategorized, wildlife management, woodlands Tagged Ardvar woodlands, Assynt, biodiversity, conservation, deer management, Deer Management Group, Highland, nature, Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Sutherland, Wildlife, woodlands Leave a comment
The future of Chatelherault lies in its past
A massive woodland management project is underway at Chatelherault Country Park in South Lanarkshire. Almost 20 hectares of non-native plantation conifers will be removed and native woodland regenerated, to restore the park’s spectacular historical views and features. The 5th Duke … Continue reading
Evanton Community Wood – A real community adventure….
Evanton village sits just off the A9 on the Cromarty Firth just 16 miles north of Inverness. A thriving village serving a local population of around 1200, Evanton has one amenity that has grown (literally) from strength to strength – … Continue reading
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