Archive for April, 2008

SWOG Newsletter | 29th Apr, 2008

With the help of many, I send out a SWOG newsletter every 4 – 6 weeks. The next one will be sent out in the next few days. It includes articles on woodland topics, grant information, training and more. If you are not already on the email newsletter list and would like to be, let me know.

I will not pass your email address on to anyone else.

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Tree ID for Timber Production/ Woodland Assessment and Mapping courses | 06th Apr, 2008

WoodNet are running 2 courses shortly

Tree ID and Standing Timber Assessment:  Saturday 17th May

and Woodland Assessment and mapping: Saturday 5th of July.

These courses work well together, and are very interesting! Look at the website for more information and the booking forms

or email Tracy      [email protected]

The Plight of the Black Poplar | 04th Apr, 2008

Black Poplar – Britains Rarest native timber tree

 Historically the native Black Poplar (Populus nigra ssp. betulifolia ) was a tree of winter-flooded riverine woods that survived phases of woodland clearance as a tree of riversides and wet grassland.

 It played an important role in local economies and was planted out as a boundary marker on grazing land which flooded, and was usually pollarded to provide a crop of wood for bean sticks, scaffolding poles, thatching spars and fruit baskets. Read more …

New passwords | 03rd Apr, 2008

I have sent all you who have registered a password – my apologies if you already have one and I changed it, there is no way for me to tell. The server update confused a few things, but hopefully all is running according to plan now.

Hopefully all those who have registered can now log in and begin to comment!

Please let me know if you have any problems



Woodland Birds Nesting Habits- The Blue Tit | 01st Apr, 2008

I have been looking for more information on the birds we have in our woods, and came across this:

Blue tits breed wherever there are areas of trees with suitable nest holes. They start looking for nesting sites about February, preferring small holes or narrow cracks in trees about 1 – 15 metres from the ground. Read more …


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