Despite my years of working with trees and woodland I am still amazed by their importance to our daily lives.
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Blog post By Mike Townsend, 18 May 2018, Things to see and do, Threats, Policy & influence, Tree planting
In the UK around 40,000 deaths a year are linked to air pollution. Trees in urban areas can improve air quality. You can help by getting involved in tree planting, and defending the trees we already have.
What do bats eat? And more bat facts
Blog post By Mike Townsend, 19 October 2016, Wildlife & nature
Truly remarkable animals, there are around 1,100 species of bats worldwide whilst in the UK there are 18 species. From pipistrelles to Bechstein's bats, find out more the only truly flying mammal.
Celebrating the life of Oliver Rackham
Blog post By Mike Townsend, 18 February 2015,
The investigative genius of Oliver Rackham, his insights and knowledge of the British Countryside shaped the way a generation viewed and thought about the landscape.
Losing ground, the cost of soil erosion
Blog post By Mike Townsend, 10 June 2014, Tree planting
There is a real and significant cost now to the whole of society and to the natural environment from soil erosion.
The vital importance of the world’s forests
Blog post By Mike Townsend, 18 March 2014, Tree planting
The International Day of Forests on the 21 March focuses on the vital importance of the world’s forests. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the state of our trees and woodland.
How trees can reduce the risk of flooding
Blog post By Mike Townsend, 4 February 2014, Tree planting
Recent flooding has highlighted the importance of land use in either contributing to or mitigating flood risk. In particular the suggestion that trees might play an important role in helping reduce flood risk.
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