Tag Archives: trees

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

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Observatree: a citizen science project helping to protect Scotland’s trees from new pests and diseases

In this guest blog, Peter Crow, Project Manager for Observatree explains the threat posed to our native trees from new pests and diseases and explains how we can all play a part in helping to protect them. As the Project … Continue reading

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To plant a rowan

From the ruins of old crofts to the landscaped grounds of Great Glen house, the rowan holds a special place in Scottish gardens. Iain Macdonald, SNH’s Biodiversity Strategy Officer, tells its story. I love photographs of isolated croft houses.  You … Continue reading

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Nature’s soothing way

Zeshan Akhter is a Policy and Advice Officer in our Ecosystems and Biodiversity team. She works on the communications, health, and education strands of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy. One focus for these strands is researching ways in which nature benefits … Continue reading

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Tayside Beaver Study Group

It is common knowledge now that in May 2009 beavers were released at Knapdale Forest, in the heart of Argyll, as part of the Scottish Beaver Trial. The trial will run for five years and SNH co-ordinates the independent monitoring … Continue reading

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