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The International Day of Forests

Every year on the International Day of Forests [March 21st] we celebrate the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. This year we are raising awareness of how forests are key to the planet’s supply of freshwater, which is essential for life.     Did you know?  Forested watersheds and wetlands supply … Continue reading »

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Heart of England Forest

The Heart of England Forest, a registered charity, is dedicated to planting the largest new native Forest right in the heart of the country. We’ve already planted over 1 million trees, but our goal is to create a huge, unbroken 30,000 acre woodland,  Surrounded by urban areas, the Forest will be a refuge from the … Continue reading »

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Tree planting and rewilding in Scotland

Trees for Life are offering a series of conservation weeks in various places in Scotland which are “a rewarding and hugely enjoyable opportunity to restore native forests and wildlife habitats. Our volunteers have planted over one million trees and we’re now working to expand the forests with a million more.” The full cost for each week … Continue reading »

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Mother Tree

This film explains the sophisticated, underground, fungal network trees use to communicate and even share nutrients.  Thanks to the Parallel Community for the link.  

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See Matruvani September 2013 Timbaktu is a kind of oasis in a desert district of Andhra Pradesh that was once heavily forested until the trees were cut down to lay railway lines. “In just 20 years, hundreds of acres have become green again.  There is no monoculture here.  Instead, there is a rich diversity; fruit … Continue reading »

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Greenfriends walk in Sutton Park

On 23 rd June the Birmingham satsang met for a Greenfriends walk in Sutton park. Quite a few of the people hadn’t  been before so i enjoyed sharing my knowledge and telling stories of my experiences.  We walked around an area called blackroot which is a lovely walk through the woods to one of the … Continue reading »

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GreenFriends retreat 2013

GreenFriends Retreat 2013  

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The Wychwood Forest: what you may have missed on a bitterly cold day

Trees near the entrance

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Ash dieback

Ash Dieback Outbreak – Composting From Garden Organic “Garden Organic is currently seeking clarification from leading researchers and organisations in the field about the life cycle, survival mechanisms and thermal death point of the fungal pathogen Chalara fraxinea, with regards to the recent outbreak of Ash dieback. The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback … Continue reading »

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Forestry Fortnight in Scotland – Part 2

After the first few days we transferred to different areas; some moved huge logs downhill to be transferred to storage for firewood, some cleared the lower branches from conifers, and the rest worked on existing plantations where trees in shelters were inspected, weeded and pruned, and some new trees planted. The air is so clear … Continue reading »

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