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The Beloved Hazel

Gaelic tradition affords the craobh-challtainn – the hazel tree – a special place in people’s affections. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig The hazel tree (Corylus avellana) is a special plant to the Gaels, as it is to many of the peoples … Continue reading

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Coigach and Assynt’s secret hazel woodlands

We sometimes think of Assynt, in the north west of Scotland, as a spectacular but stark place of rock, heath and bog. But here and there are plenty of trees – marvellous woodlands, those on better soils often dominated by … Continue reading

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Hazel Gloves

Hazel Gloves: an inhabitant of Scotland’s special Atlantic hazelwoods Hazel is a common tree throughout Europe, but on Scotland’s exposed west coast, it forms a very special type of woodland that we call Atlantic hazelwood. High rainfall, relatively mild winters … Continue reading

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