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Twywell Plantation: A Northamptonshire gem; from quarry to canopy

Twywell Plantation: A Northamptonshire gem; from quarry to canopy

The Woodland Trust aims to plant and protect trees and woodlands, and to restore damaged ancient woodland.   In 1997, the Trust acquired Twywell Plantation, a 37-acre site in Northamptonshire, which was originally an ironstone quarry*.  It was then planted with larch in 1932 by the Forestry Commission.  In the 1950s, other species were added,…

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Trees & Flooding Part 3, by Dr. Glynn Percival

Trees & Flooding Part 3, by Dr. Glynn Percival

Which trees cope best with floods? We have been looking at how trees can be affected by flooding.   I began by exploring how prolonged flooding can damage trees, and then how we can help trees to recover. I am finishing our journey by looking at the future. With the theme of ‘Right Tree Right…

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Trees and flooding: too much of a good thing?

Trees and flooding: too much of a good thing?

Trees need water, but in excess, such as that found in flood conditions, water can be more damaging than a prolonged drought, especially in urban settings.  I am going to be exploring: 1) how flooding damages trees; 2) how we can undo some of the damage (mitigation); and 3) some of the tools to futureproof…

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