Monday, January 31, 2011

Forests and Woods

The papers have been full this week end of the proposed forest sell offs, which the conservative government is proposing.  They will have a fight on their hands because a large amount of people do not believe their rather feeble arguments that privatisation  of the forests is for the good of everyone.   We now  have a public consultation on the subject, which are next to useless, governments still go ahead with plans whatever the public says, but I have a feeling there will have to be a lot of compromise. Both the following articles make pleas for woodland and coppicing, an old tradition that could well be used today to safeguard some of the flora to be found in our old woodlands.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jan/30/monty-don-woodland-coppice-sustainable

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jan/30/forest-sell-off-woodland-conservation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2011/jan/31/forests-sell-off-opposition

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