Monday, 19 April 2010

Native Hardwoods


This notice has been put on the forest gate at Gariob Cottage, approximately two thirds of a mile from the Dubh Loch, current residence of three Norwegian beavers which are being encouraged to fell native hardwoods in an area which was cleared of conifers to create a native woodland habitat.

Just so everyone is quite clear - if beavers fell native hardwoods in a Special Area of Conservation it is very good because they open up the canopy and create wonderful wetland habitat for other creatures. If a human fells native hardwoods in a Special Area of Conservation it is very bad because it removes the shade which provides a marvellous habitat for natural regeneration of trees and other flora. And don't forget that because deer kill trees they will be shot. It is good to know there is a consistent policy on all things to do with Knapdale Forest.

2 comments:

  1. Oh Wonderful! *Laughing a lot!!* Nothing like a consistant policy is there? and this is nothing like one!
    CKx

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  2. Such a pity that the concept of joined up thinking has eluded the deluded!
    Alex

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