Are you a sheep? If you are, then please don’t read on. Delete this message and carry on doing what you were doing. Still here? So you’re not a sheep then? You’re a rebel at heart? I didn’t think you were a sheep. If you were then you wouldn’t be reading this; you’d be reading […]
Watch out, there’s a black moon rising. Ever heard of a black moon? No, we hadn’t either. Click here to read more about this relatively rare phenomenon. Chris & the Forest Skills Team Let the adventure begin!
We’ve some fantastic news to share today. We’ve been rather busy in the office over the last month getting some new things in place, including a new (slight) diversification for Forest Skills Ltd. This has resulted in us being a little quiet on the blogging front as well. Hopefully you’ll agree that it’s been worth […]
We’re really looking forward to working with Geoff McMullan again this year on our Introduction to Tracking course next weekend (20th-22nd). Geoff is one of the UK’s most respected tracking instructors and this 3 day course is going to be a belter! We’ve got loads of tracks, trails & signs ready for you to work […]
We’re in the woods installing about 80m of fencing today. We felled a large area of saplings earlier in the year so that we could manage the area as coppice. As the trees are happily regrowing as coppice woodland, we need to add some protection for them; both from the rabbits and the sheep. We […]
We’ve specifically designed a course for our youngest clients. If you have little ones and are looking for something to do during the holidays then why not come & join us at one of our ‘Woodland Time’ sessions. There are currently 4 sessions scheduled for the summer holidays but we’re sure to be adding more. […]
An article in from The Research Council of Norway concludes that in just seven years, as much as one-third of the mountain birch forest in the North Calotte region was defoliated by two moth species. Researchers now have a better understanding of what happened. Read More… The Forest Skills Ltd Team Let the adventure begin!
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 […]
Today the Government has reported that Ash tree disease (Chalara fraxinea) has been confirmed in Leicestershire. Click here for further details. The Forest Skills Ltd Team Let the adventure begin!