It has been too long since I updated this blog – and too many other things have got in the way. But last weekend we were invited to take part in the BBC Radio Four Farming Today programme feature all about woodlands and forests.
The presenters and producers were extremely nice people. They visited the woods, along with the Chairman of the Royal Forestry Society, and we recorded the whole programme from the woods, including links to other segments recorded on other days.
We were keen to point out the multiple uses to which woodland can be put, as well as its value for wildlife, and the importance of management. Leaving it alone generally results in one or two species becoming dominant. In order to maintain a variety of habitats, particularly in smaller woodland that has been affected by human activity in the past, you need to do some management.
The programme is available as a podcast and on iPlayer if you live in the UK.