“We need to make our trees, woods and cherished landscapes more resilient in the face of current threats. We need to invest in them, to make them more capable of bouncing back from inevitable future impacts.” (http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blogs/woodland-trust/2016/08/post-eu-world/)
Perhaps a variety of rubber tree?
“The trees appeared to have died suddenly. … Drill holes at the base of the trees [indicated] that a poison – most likely glyphosate – had been poured into these holes.” (http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blogs/woodland-trust/2015/07/trees-poisoned-in-lancashire-woodland/)
Monsanto’s glyphosate: now the poison of choice for arboricidal maniacs already intoxicated by drinking too much milk.
“As long as a healthy balance is maintained, grazing and expanding native woodland can run hand-in-hand.” (http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Cattle-helping-to-expand-new-woodland-in-the-Trossachs-11c4.aspx)
..or hoof in frond. Frightening.
“Experience the different smells produced by … grasslands, wildflower meadows, woodlands … 120 scents on offer.” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/trust-launches-breaths-of-fresh-air/)
Not content with lugfuls (Gramophene), now get a lungful.
“Carpets of bluebells transform many of Scotland’s woods … There is a great network of recorders who look for signs of seasonal change in their local area, but we could always use more to maintain a phonological record that goes all the way back to 1684.” (http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Scotland-s-bluebells-are-blooming-early-1121.aspx)
If you haven’t heard bluebells tinkling or hawthorn grunting, now is your chance.
“It would be appropriate for a replacement [biodiversity offset] site to be ‘about an hour away by car.'” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25599249)
And to sit upon a decommissioned landfill site.
“If you’re lucky enough to own a piece of land, depending on what tree species are planted, you could be coppicing your own firewood within a decade.” (http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Landowners-in-Northern-Ireland-invited-to-warm-to-the-benefits-of-woodland-f7c.aspx)
Meanwhile, gather your eggboxes and thistledown, and snuggle in.