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Reforest Alba

Reforest Alba

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  • Commenced: 01/01/2012
  • Submitted: 04/04/2012
  • Last updated: 09/09/2012
  • Location: Scotland, United Kingdom



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Reforest Alba

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration

Project Summary

An informal regional project for Scots to return the Caledonian Forest to its former glory, for the sake of biodiversity and ecological stability for our descendants.

Project Description

From Wikipedia - Caledonian Forest:

"The Caledonian Forest is the name of a type of woodland that once covered vast areas of Scotland. Today, however, only 1% of the original forest survives, covering 180 square kilometres (44,000 acres) in 84 locations.[1] The forests are home to a wide variety of wildlife, much of which is not found elsewhere in the British Isles."

 

This situation can be rectified, and everyone in Scotland can play a part in this, whether their effort is as small as planting a single pine nut, a bio-diverse temperate forest garden or a square mile of native tree woodland.

A coordinated political effort to take this land away from the abusive hands of the crown and various absentee landlords may aid this project, though with any hope the economic pressure of diminishing fossil fuels may gradually and inevitably bring an end to unsustainable land use in Scotland.

 

http://permaculture.org.au/2012/03/05/mythologists-of-the-glen/

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