Category Archives: Forestry

After the Flood

Earlier this week I visited Century Wood for the first time after the flooding at the end of October. There has been a lot of rain since, but the water level on the ground was down significantly. I didn’t see … Continue reading

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Concord and Walden in late summer

In September I was in Boston again and went back to Concord and Walden Pond that I first visited in March: ‘In 1845 Henry David Thoreau built himself a cabin in the woods beside Walden Pond in Massachusetts and started … Continue reading

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Thoreau on Staten Island

I’ve done a lot of travelling this year and last month this included New York. Henry David Thoreau lived there for most of 1843, a year and a bit before he went to live in the cabin in the woods … Continue reading

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Bagley Wood

This week I spent a couple of hours in the early morning at Bagley Wood near Oxford. The wood has been owned by St. John’s College since the aftermath of the dissolution of the monasteries, and before that it was … Continue reading

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Smallwoods, Issue 73, New Year 2019

The postman delivered the current edition of the Small Woods Association’s “Smallwoods” magazine today, for New Year 2019. As well as the usual news roundup, letters, and book reviews, the feature articles include: Carbon capture in wood Identifying signs of … Continue reading

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Burnt oak trees at Dunham Massey

To the southeast of Island Pool in the deer park of Dunham Massey┬áin Cheshire is a group of burnt oaks. I came across them today on a New Year’s Day walk. At first I thought they might be due to … Continue reading

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“Broadleaf” magazine, Winter 2018

The winter issue of The Woodland Trust’s quarterly “Broadleaf” magazine dropped on the mat today. This edition’s features are: the Trust’s new landscapes programme, that aims to connect up woodlands to allow wildlife to move around and be part of … Continue reading

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