Over the years, I have learned the most about Close-to-Nature, continuous cover, permanent forestry management from lessons in the forest itself.
This has helped enormously when I began to think about transforming our small 25 yr old conifer plantation into a permanent forest. In fact, its only from professional foresters eyes that I began to really ‘see’ and understand the subtle yet important soil, light, tree-growing dynamics occurring in forests; dynamics one needs to understand if one if hoping to help develop and maintain a vibrant forest community long into the future.
In the last 5 or so years, I have been on many such days hosted and organised by ProSilva Ireland, a member organisation of the 26 country organisation that makes up ProSilva Europe (prosilva is Latin ‘for the forests’ – and is easily understood across the many languages of Europe).
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