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Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth

Gene Editing Nature Costing the Earth Gene editing could revolutionise environmental conservation. But should we use this this power to edit nature, and if so, how should it be controlled? Listen to the recent Radio 4 program hereWoodland management From traditional...

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Standing Up For Rivers

Standing Up For Rivers

Wild fish and their waters need you. Our report on the Environment Agency (EA) 'Doing its job?' exposed its lamentable failure to protect our rivers and their wildlife. Now we need your support. We have launched a Parliamentary Petition calling on Government to give...

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Issue 38: Squirrel

Issue 38: Squirrel

Here is the current issue of Squirrel brought to you by the ESIWoodland management From traditional sweet chestnut coppice grown on a 14 year rotation (also home to the white admiral butterfly) to undamaged English oak, we have experience of...

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Ash Die-Back Disease (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus)

Ash Die-Back Disease (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus)

Ash Die-Back Disease (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus)The spread of Ash dieback has been rapid across the country and relentless. There are a number of very good websites available, so I will not repeat them but simply signpost you to them. From a practical point of view, our...

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Woodland management

From traditional sweet chestnut coppice grown on a 14 year rotation (also home to the white admiral butterfly) to undamaged English oak, we have experience of managing all types of silvicultural systems, rotations and objectives to suit a range of management and wildlife aims.

grey squirrel management

Grey squirrel management

Grey Squirrels destroy more young broadleaf trees in lowland Britain & Ireland than almost any other woodland pest.  The damage they do costs the UK forestry industry upwards of £45m/yr.  At last, some innovative research is under way into a long term solution.  Whilst we wait for that, we can do much to limit their damage and even grow trees which will not be damaged.  The key to grey squirrel management is to understand exactly why they damage trees in the first place.

forest design and new planting

New woodland design

 Establishing a new wood can be a life-changing experience, regardless of whether you are a farmer or private estate. You will be creating the landscape of the future and doing your bit for the environment and biodiversity. The Government and the EU have set ambitious targets to combat climate change of net zero CO2 by 2050. The UK has around 13% tree cover against Europe’s 37%, and with thousands of hectares available across the country, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the excellent grants for planting trees. Now is the time to get planting!

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