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notes on a small conifer plantation being transformed to a mixed species, permanent forest

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  1. Interesting work! I like the premise of your research – investigating the possibility of an eco-centric film approach. I like the idea in this film in particular – the bird describing its forest. My collaborator, Anna Keleher and I began a project called “DREAMING PLACE” this summer in N. Ireland/Ireland at the Marble Arch Caves Geopark. There are some cross-overs in our artistic and philosophical approach. If you’re interested, have a peak at out blog: http://www.dreamingplace.eu. I look forward to following your research!

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    • Hi Claire and Anna,
      what a fascinating and sensitive project you have and are continuing to undertake. I was really delighted to see it and I’ll follow along with your journey too. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Mary, thanks so much! Thanks for all the social media advice – people still downloading my paper and my general art & ecology blog is being syndicated by another international site on women and sustainable, politically engaged arts practices – amazing what can happen with an internet connection in the middle of a small forest πŸ˜‰

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  2. brilliant how the bird fly down and the camera moves to ground level, lucky you to have a stream.

    to see how nature does it herself seems to me the best way but the helping hand from humans would not be out of place.
    Alder should be in every forest or hedge as it fixes nitrogen so it feeds the soil and with it the other trees in the forest, glad to see you leave some conifers they do have their place.

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    • Thanks so much Clegyrboia,

      Yes, alder is important and yes we have actively left our conifers in our forest to help give shelter and stability to the regenerating native species. Mixed species, mixed aged trees are critical to any healthy forest. I have learned a lot from ProSilva Close-to-nature foresters, – their management might be of interest to you http://www.prosilvaeurope.org – there is a British branch too

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