the black space (resilience) of the ash night

.. the black space/ that creates the universe, would...'        poet Deryn Rees-Jones 2008 I've often noticed the areas in my forest that are regenerating well; 'long live the weeds and the wildness yet'* that is so much a part of a healthy forest. If I look carefully and low down its hard not to miss…Read more the black space (resilience) of the ash night

wood shed

Not being able to see the trees for the wood

Our small two and half acre tree plantation, consisting mostly of 23 year old conifers (Sitka Spruce) and some native trees, Alder and some Ash, was thinned in January 2009. The plantation had never been thinned before. Following our Close-to-nature-Continuous Cover forestry management plan, we marked (see the article link below) and then removed roughly…Read more Not being able to see the trees for the wood

Permanent forests: with close to nature-continuous cover forestry

[this post is for new followers of my forest transformation work - some material I have written about previously on my older ecoartnotebook.com site] While I have been concentrating a lot lately on doing written research for my thesis, my forest keeps on growing, and fast! People here may may complained over Ireland's recent cold…Read more Permanent forests: with close to nature-continuous cover forestry