Forest life

4 thoughts on “Forest life”

  1. Not forgetting the Forestry Commission wish to develop sites through Forest Holidays which is a private company.

  2. I enjoyed reading this. Both in that I miss my old man, and that there is a need to plant more trees. To this end I am dedicating 2019 to this endeavour.
    I am nowhere nearly as knowledgeable as your good self with all the names and such of the trees in the UK. However in the instance of income generation from trees as well as matters of food from trees , the names of the trees of significant cash value need to be studied, the appropriate planting materials tested and then planted. I am in a situation where it is only important to keep planting, very much so against the backdrop.
    This is the touching part in that I know my old man would understand and work his best to implement over and above house hold level.
    Thank you.

  3. a comment sent to me Nov 2021:-

    “Hello Rob, I just realised from reading your blog that you are the son of Mark, one of the pioneering champions of CCF in the UK. My work is almost entirely dedicated to CCF, at the present time, and I remember one of my first introductions to the topic was on a course the Mark organised, back in the early 1990s.

    It has taken a long time, but I sense that CCF is now coming into its own, and we are starting to see a significant number of practitioners take up the baton. Here in Ireland, we have a programme of training, a government funding scheme and political support for CCF, which is very much part of the national climate adaptation plan.

    He was a pioneer and willing to stand by his principles at a time when there was a lot of skepticism about closer to nature ways of nurturing our forests. I have his book, and will make sure I return to this and use quotes in my talks, papers, training.

    Anyway, good to connect and just to say I am so grateful for the introduction to CCF from your father. Regards, Ted”

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