National Planning Policy Framework VS Ancient Trees

The continuing push for improved protection for ancient woodland seems to be starting to bear fruit. Campaigns to highlight the importance of how reforms to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)could have huge and long lasting effects on how our ancient woodlands and trees are protected appear to have been noticed. In March of this … Continue reading National Planning Policy Framework VS Ancient Trees

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National Tree Week!

So its been a while since i last wrote anything, the tree charter was launched this month and its National Tree week; i'm not sure there would be a better time to get back on the theoretical blogging horse so here i am! Over the last two years The Woodland Trust, grassroot groups and other … Continue reading National Tree Week!

Ket Thuc (The End in Vietnamese, without the accents as I don’t know how to do them on my laptop…)

Sat in a Malaysian hostel I ponder over my last couple of weeks in Vietnam. When the journey first began, applying for the visa in Cambodia, I expected to spend maybe a little over four weeks traversing the country. Ten weeks later I glumly watched my faithful motor cycle, Heather, being driven away by a local mechanic in … Continue reading Ket Thuc (The End in Vietnamese, without the accents as I don’t know how to do them on my laptop…)

Are ‘Maps Me’ and the Locals in Cohorts to Strand me in the Vietnamese Country Side and is That Such a Bad Thing?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the app that is ‘Maps me’ let me familiarise you. “Maps me’ offers ‘world offline maps for travellers’. A dazzling concept and for the most part is brilliant in application. However, there has now been three separate occasions where the diversions that ‘maps me’ has taken me … Continue reading Are ‘Maps Me’ and the Locals in Cohorts to Strand me in the Vietnamese Country Side and is That Such a Bad Thing?

Ancient Woodlands Vulnerability Within The Housing White Paper

Ancient British woodland and veteran trees are truly exceptional entities. Mechanically unique in each region of the UK, these century old woodlands have ecologically transformed themselves into biologically diverse powerhouses of scientific and cultural importance. The justly positive sentiments that the thousands of us feel as we physically and emotionally explore these magical places traverses’ generation … Continue reading Ancient Woodlands Vulnerability Within The Housing White Paper