Jon Burgess, a Local Partnership Advisor and Woodland Resilience Officer in the South West, provides a quick round up of the 'Trees on Farms' mini-series created with Ben Eagle, and reflects on being a co-host on the Forestry Commission’s first foray into podcasting.
Jemima Cooper, Head of Policy & Partnerships at the Institute of Chartered Foresters, talks to us about the women in the tree sector, working tirelessly to plan, grow, plant, establish, manage, harvest, process, and research the timber our society needs.
It is not always possible to see tree pests and diseases and they spread easily in soil or organic material carried on footwear, clothing, and bike tyres. Some tree diseases need water to disperse, so the risk of these being spread increases when conditions are wet.
When you look closely, moths are beautiful, diverse and fascinating in their colours, patterns, size and behaviour. There are around 2,500 species of moths in the British Isles. Many of these are fully or partly dependent on trees and woodland.