Monthly Archives: January 2013

Where have all the trees gone?

The Forestry Commission persuaded the then farmer, who owned the land around our cottage, to plant pine trees over every slope as far as we can see around us. There are Scots pine, Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce and Larch. … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Tree Deaths

I was reading an article in the ScienceDaily.com dated December 2012 entitled : “As Climate Warms, Bark Beetles March On High-Elevation Forests” As Scotland has mountain slopes upon which are many pine plantations, I was naturally interested. Here I quote … Continue reading

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