Woodland Creation in Northern Ireland – with Gregor Fulton

With soft leaf litter below my feet, I feel my shoulder relax within seconds of entering under the shady canopy of trees. A country can’t have too much forest cover as far as I am concerned! Not only do forests possess intrinsic value beyond measure, they provide us with oxygen, clean our air, reduce runoff and flooding, are home to much of the biodiversity of the world, and act as carbon sinks. New Zealand, with 31.87% of its land in forest cover, is one of the reasons why I love my adopted home so much.

Northern Ireland used to be almost totally covered in forest, but now at just 6% coverage it is one of the least forested countries in the world. This needs to change. Let’s re-wood Northern Ireland again!

In this show, recorded on the 2nd September 2016 I spoke to Gregor Fulton, Operations Manager at The Woodland Trust in Bangor in Northern Ireland about forest creation – and what is happening to reverse forest loss and to create new woodlands in Northern Ireland.

To listen to this programme about Woodland Creation in Northern Ireland please click on http://www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=f01e4231-9500-411f-99c3-7bd47cf29e1c

To listen to other Eco Living in Action radio shows on the Otago Access Radio Website go to http://www.accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx?PID=d6c5fa93-1644-4811-acef-71386373b70a

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This show was originally broadcast on the 15th September 2016 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.

Gregor Fulton at The Woodland Trust's headquarters in Northern Ireland

Gregor Fulton at The Woodland Trust’s headquarters in Northern Ireland

 

Entrance to the Crawfordburn Tree Nursery where many of the trees commissioned to be planted by The Woodland Trust are grown

Entrance to the Crawfordburn Tree Nursery where many of the trees commissioned to be planted by The Woodland Trust are grown

 

Saplings at Crawfordsburn ready to be taken away for planting in the winter

Saplings at Crawfordsburn ready to be taken away for planting in the winter

 

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