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Romanian Forests SOS

Posted by Pip Howard on April 28, 2014 at 11:36 0 Comments

Copy of an email forwarded to Forestcomms from FERN.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is Adrian Coman and I contact you from Romania on behalf of a large group of people who love the nature and the environment.



All Landscapes Matter, All Trees Matter

Posted by Pip Howard on January 6, 2014 at 11:52 0 Comments

Owen Paterson's interview with the Times on the 4th January, where he suggested that 400 year woodland can be 'offset' was extraordinary and quite rightly invoked a huge backlash.…


How moronic is Biodiversity Offsetting

Posted by Spencer B. Hodgetts on January 4, 2014 at 14:29 0 Comments

Biodiverity Offsetting has the same moronicity based concept as Carbon Offsetting. It is for these reasons of political greening that I gave up landscaping motorways as Green Earth Landscaping. This had the potential to create trans european…


Abusing Charity to Abuse Landscape

Posted by Pip Howard on January 4, 2014 at 10:30 0 Comments

The Countryside Landowners Association criticised those who are opposed to Biodiversity Offsetting for 'missing the point' as the usual planning regulations are still at play and this is just an extra tier. They didn't miss this point,…


Pissing In The WInd

Posted by Mick Mack on December 19, 2013 at 23:43 0 Comments


not here to offend anybody, but felt moved to point to other perspectives than those offered here. Please read this article, IN FULL.…


Abandoned Landscape

Posted by Pip Howard on December 11, 2013 at 9:00 0 Comments

Across Southern Europe hundreds' of thousands' of hectares of land are reverting to forest through natural regeneration. The result of farmer's abandoning less accessible areas or their offspring choosing not to continue in…


Photo of the Year

Posted by Sarah Walters on December 6, 2013 at 18:32 0 Comments

We have had the opportunity to take some fantastic images at the woods this year.  I've compiled a short list of the best on our blog, and would be very grateful if folks would take a look and maybe vote in the poll.…


Big news for Forestcomms

Posted by Pip Howard on November 24, 2013 at 15:30 3 Comments

On the 2nd & 3rd December, myself and Hen will attending the 'kick start' first session of the Hercules project, which Forestcomms is a partner of. The project is a part of the EC Seventh Framework Programme 'Development of advanced…


Fighting Value with Value - Biodiversity Offsetting the Bargain Bucket of Natures Capital

Posted by Pip Howard on November 22, 2013 at 14:28 0 Comments

Slowly and surely the campaign against biodiversity offsetting moves forward. It has, as with the public forest sell off, started to separate into a three strand debate, with those on the middle road being ambushed by the fixed 'yes' and 'no'…


Sous l'arbre

Posted by CIME on July 9, 2013 at 9:43 0 Comments

Sous l'arbre, le mag info de nos forêts :…


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Chalara Fraxinea- Ash dieback

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