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Creating the Northern Forest

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Plans were announced last month for the planting of 50 million trees spanning a 120 mile stretch across the country from Hull to Liverpool, creating The Northern Forest.  Read More

Road pollution in amphibian tunnels

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

A recent study has highlighted the potential pollutant pressures for great crested newts associated with large-scale urban development and road mitigation schemes. (K. J. White et al., 2017). Read More

Do trees and hedges really clean our air?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the point is of having street trees or roadside hedgerows? Well, apart from providing an important habitat for breeding and foraging birds and insects, and providing attractive and calming places for people, they also play an important role in protecting us from pollution. Read More

It’s “Wild About Gardens” week!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This year I reached the first rung on the housing ladder, buying a small garden flat in Cardiff. Having a garden was high on my tick list of necessities when looking for a property. As I am a country girl at heart, some outdoor space, however small, was essential.  Read More

Bluebells - a fascinating past, but an uncertain future?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Along with hay fever and suddenly driving to work in daylight, one of the signs that spring has arrived for me is the arrival of flowering bluebells (Hyacinthoids non-scripta). Every spring the dormant bulbs awaken in the depths of the soil and release shoots which rise up to the surface to form a carpet of thin green leaves.  Read More