“The awards really are open to anyone with a high-quality project, whether that be a small school nursery or a major forestry business, an expert forester, a community woodland or a farmer.” Jean Nairn, Executive Director of Scotland’s Finest Woods,
“We are in a race against time to document this invaluable cultural heritage.” Traditional Owner Brenda Garstone
Cared for by volunteers of the Tireragan Trust, the site is home to a remnant of nationally important Atlantic rainforest, and has been a rewilding pioneer since 1997 when intensive grazing was curtailed.
The evolution of woodiness is still happening today, particularly in these areas that are known as natural laboratories of evolution: islands.
‘New Life for the Land and Wildlife and People’ – the title of Derek Pretswell’s talk for the Orkney International Science Festival on Tuesday 6th of September, basically summarised his whole presentation.
“Sequoia seeds have flat wings, and glint and glance in their flight like a boy’s kite.”
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb
“when the light shifts” – Thomas A. Clark
” There have been some changes since we were there last – all positive.”
“these findings highlight the vulnerability of global forest biodiversity to anthropogenic changes in land use and climate, which disproportionately threaten rare species and global tree richness.” Roberto Cazzolla Gatti