Red Squirrels are back in the news, but not as you might think! The BBC have reported today that our native red squirrel carries two different strains of bacterium that causes leprosy! Read more here. Tell us what you think. Does this change your opinion of our native squirrel? Chris & The Forest Skills Ltd […]
The weather has been beautiful in this part of the UK for the last few weeks, with the odd wonderful thunderstorm thrown in. Along with the warm sunny weather have come the bugs that are looking to create their next generation. Sadly many of these decide that we are going to help them with this […]
According to a report in Science Nordic, burning wood or biofuels taken from slow-growing forests may actually be worse in terms of CO2 emissions than burning fossil fuels, new research suggests. Click here to read the full article. The Forest Skills Ltd Team Let the adventure begin!
According to a report in Science Nordic, scavengers such as foxes, ravens and golden eagles get more year-round access to food supplies in wolf territories than in forests devoid of wolves. Click here to read the full article – please note that this article includes images of natural behaviour which some may find disturbing. The […]
The BBC have reported that the amount of iron present in the worlds oceans directly affects the growth of plankton and the potential for climate change. Click here for further details. The Forest Skills Ltd Team Let the adventure begin!
The Forestry commission have just released the following video which we think that everyone who owns, visits, enjoys or works in the UK’s woodland areas should watch. If you do find symptoms of ash dieback, please report your finding to the Forestry Commission. You can do this very simply via the Ashtag app […]
An interesting article regarding the plight of the nations ash trees; it seems Ash dieback originated in Asia; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20680252 Chris & The Forest Skills Team Let the adventure begin!
Here’s an intriguing story about using the stones in ancient Maori Hangi (pit ovens) to help provide the missing information about changes to the earth’s magnetic field through history. BBC News – Maori stones hold magnetic clues. Chris & The Forest Skills Team Let the adventure begin!
This is such an important document, we felt that we should repost the link so that you can have another chance to review the Panels findings. We particularly like the Panels Recommendations on page 21; Independent Panel on Forestry Final Report. Chris & The Forest Skills Team Let the adventure begin!
Here is the link to the official Forestry Commission page concerning Chalara fraxinea (aka Ash Dieback); the pathogenic fungi responsible for the potential loss of all of the UK’s Ash tree population. Please take some time to read it. Forestry Commission – Ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea). The second link is to a visual guide to […]