Environmental Land Management policy development

The UK Department of Environmental Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a policy discussion document as part of their stakeholder engagement process in developing the Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM or ELMs). Government is seeking the views of farmers, foresters, and other land managers in its new proposals for ELMs, publishing a ‘Discussion Document’… Read More

Search to help forests in Australia

Regular readers will know that I support the ethical search engine Ecosia, which plants trees around the world, using funding raised by people using its alternative offering to some of the better known search providers. This Thursday, 23rd January, all Ecosia searches will help plant trees in Australia. It will use 100% of its profits to help… Read More

An English Rainforest

Nestling among the barren wilderness of Dartmoor is one of three rare wild woods. Piles Copse is a woodland mainly comprising pedunculate oak Quercus robur. The trees, festooned with mosses and lichens, are rich in biodiversity. It is an English rainforest, and a relic of woodland which once covered much of the hilly region. Read More