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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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Forest

When we first arrived at our remote cottage to live there was a large forest of conifers up the slope of the fell on which we lived. The fell is 599 metres, which is just short of being a mountain. … Continue reading

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