The Magical Old Oak

How often have you wandered through a woodland marvelling at the different tree shapes and forms and thought that there is something magical about them? You wouldn’t be the first person to think this, as there is a host of folklore associated with some of our native trees, passed down through the generations. Our majestic … [Read more…]

A Habitat With Its Roots In History

So what is an ancient woodland? Ancient woodland is designated as being land which has been continuously wooded since AD1600 in England and Wales, or AD1750 in Scotland. These dates mark the beginning of reasonably accurate historical information on local land use, often in the form of estate maps. Ancient woodland is divided into ancient … [Read more…]