Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

An article today in The Ecologist about the campaign.

” Save the Oaks campaign has united communities with coppicing experts woodland ecologists to rescue tens of thousands of oak saplings from destruction.

It could have been easy to assume that we would retreat into ourselves as our worlds grew smaller and freedom to travel was restricted as we withdrew into quarantine at the end of March. 

It seems, in fact, that the opposite may be true. Our daily mandated exercise outside as well as time spent in gardens and balconies, for those who had them, may have brought us closer to the natural world.

Despite our circumstances, the last six months has seen brave souls out protecting ancient woodland along the proposed HS2 rail route in Warwickshire, as well as community campaigns to protect threatened ancient trees such as the Happy Man Tree in Hackney, London and the 400-year-old Three Oaks in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. “

Source The Ecologist, 4th August by James Murray- White and Lucy Michaels

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