Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.


Kahlil Gibran

LINKS

SITE

WEB ADDRESS

COMMENTS

Ainstey Conservation

http://www.ainstyconservation.org.uk/

Yorkshire conservation group

BBC wildlife

http://www.bbcmagazines.com/wildlife/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature

Excellent magazines

Bexley Council

http://www.bexley.gov.uk/service/parks/biodiversity.html

Thoughtful biodiversity plan

Blackdown Hills Rural Partnership

http://www.blackdown-hills.net/

 

 

Local Authorities, National Agencies and Local Communities working together to promote environmental and economic initiatives in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

British Trees

http://www.british-trees.com/

Contains a wealth of reference material for all those interested in native British trees

British Wild Flowers http://www.british-wild-flowers.co.uk/ Superb photographs; site very good for identification issues

British Wildlife Magazine

http://www.britishwildlife.com/

The only independent magazine covering all aspects of British wildlife and its conservation

BTCV

http://handbooks.btcv.org.uk/handbooks/index

Produce the best handbooks for Local Action; Sand Dunes; Hedging; Toolcare; The Urban Handbook; Dry Stone Walling; Footpaths; Waterways & Wetlands; Fencing; Tree Planting & Aftercare; Woodlands; Health & Safety Overview; How & Why; Practical Conservation

Butterfly Conservation Trust

http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/

Check for Butterfly meadows in your area

Community Trees

http://communitytrees.org/index2.html

Interesting American site

Cornish Hedge Group

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/meetings/hedge/

Cornwall Biodiversity Initiative to bring together bodies with an interest in Cornish Hedges.

Countryside Survey

http://www.cs2000.org.uk/

Countryside Survey 2000 (CS2000) is a major audit of the British countryside. It has involved both detailed field observations and satellite imagery which has provided a complete land cover census

CPRE

http://www.cpre.org.uk/

One of the longest established and most respected environmental groups, influencing policy and raising awareness ever since being founded in 1926.

Devon County Council

http://www.devon.gov.uk/biodiversity/hedges.html

Biodiversity plan

Durham County Council

http://www.durham.gov.uk/durhamcc/usp.nsf/pws/Environment+-+Hedges

Fine site on hedges, hedgelaying and hedge maintenance

Eastleigh Borough Council

http://www.growingnative.org.uk/

“Welcome to the fascinating world of native trees and wildflowers”

Excellent section describing native trees

English Heritage

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

English Heritage   make sure that the historic environment of England is properly maintained and cared for

English Nature/Natural England

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

English Nature (now Natural England) looks after the conservation of wildlife, geology and wild places in England.A Government agency set up by the Environment Protection Act 1990 and funded by the DEFRA

Excellent source of photographs

Federation of City Farms

http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/

City farms and community gardens are community-managed projects working with people, animals and plants.  They range from tiny wildlife gardens to fruit and vegetable plots on housing estates, from community polytunnels to large city farms.

Floral Images http://www.floralimages.co.uk/ Beautiful photos, showing details of flowers of most British species; particular helpful for identification purposes

Flora search

www.botanicalkeys.co.uk

How to identify a plant

Friends of the Earth

http://www.foe.co.uk/

Sort out your planet locally with FOE

Gilbert White Museum

http://http://ourwwww.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

An essential visit to the home of Britain's first great naturalist, ecologist and birdwatcher: wonderful garden, and great walks and pubs nearby - an excellent day out !

Green Lanes Network

http://www.gln.org.uk/

Aiming to create a system of safer, landscaped walking and cycle routes to link  public places in Southwark; Exemplary local community site

Hampshire Conservation Volunteers

http://www.hcv.org.uk

Excellent volunteer organisation for Hampshire

Hampshire Wildlife Trust

http://www.wildlifetrust.freeuk.com/

Check for your local Wildlife Trust

Heritage Woodlands

http://www.heritagewoodsonline.co.uk/wood/history.html

Run programme to restore   ‘Heritage Woodlands’ lying in the South Yorkshire Forest

Landlife wildflowers

http://www.wildflower.org.uk/

Grow and supply native wildflower seeds and plants in any quantities to anywhere in the UK mainland.

National Trust

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/

Extraordinary and unique institution

National Biodiversity Network

www.nbn.org.uk

www.searchnbn.net

Links to search portal. The National Biodiversity Network allows you to view distribution maps and download UK wildlife data
Natural England: see English Nature    

Naturenet

http://www.naturenet.net/trees/index.htm

http://www.naturenet.net/trees/hedgerow/

Tree advice

Notes on Hedgerow Regulations 1997

Princes Trust

http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

A charity that helps young people overcome barriers and get their lives working through practical support including training

River Wey Trust

http://www.riverweytrust.org.uk/intro.html

The southern branch of the River Wey rises in the hills around Haslemere. The northern branch starts in Alton, and is fed by springs from the chalk aquifer. Fascinating river and history

Royal Forestry Society

http://www.rfs.org.uk/index.asp?FirstLevel=1

Further the appreciation, understanding and knowledge of trees, woods and forests.

RSPB

http://www.rspb.org.uk/countryside/advice/farmhedges/history_of_hedgerows.asp

Informative site: this part on hedgerow history

RSPB

http://www.rspb.org.uk/

Everything for the twitcher - and normal people too

SAPS (Science and Plants for Schools)

http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/trees/

Excellent plant idenfication site

Serena at Schools

http://www.serenataflowers.com/Flowers-plants-and-gardening-for-kids

Flowers, Plants, and Gardening: For Kids!

Skye Nature Notes

http://www.nature-diary.co.uk/

If you need to escape...

Skye Flora

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/

 

Beautiful site showing superb photographs of local flora

Somerset County Council

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/hedgegroup/mainpages/wildlife.html

Guide to hedgerow wildlife

Suffolk County Council

http://www.suffolkcc.gov.uk/e-and-t/countryside/biodiversity/action_plan/habitats/hedgerows.html

Suffolk County Council Biodiversity plan

Tree Council

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/

The Tree Council run the Tree Warden scheme

Tree Nurseries

http://www.click-forestry-directory.co.uk/default.asp?cat=21&region=national

Locate local supplier of trees and hedging plants

Tree of Life http://tolweb.org A collaborative effort of biologists from around the world to provide information about the diversity of organisms on Earth

Tree Trader

http://www.treetrader.co.uk/

Locate nurseries producing native trees

Unified Community

http://www.unitedcommunity.info

 

Unified Community is a portal to over a thousand websites on sustainability, with categories spanning appropriate technology, community and cultural restoration, renewable energy, protection of our natural environment and more.

When to watch wildlife

www.whentowatchwildlife.org

Provides a month by month viewing guide

Wild about Britain

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk

 

Huge site covering Birds, General Wildlife, Insects, Water Life, Astronomy, Environment, Tourism, Flora, Mammals and Weather

Wild Flower Society

http:/:www.thewildflowersociety.com

For amateur Botanists

Wildfile.co.uk

http://www.mylinkspage.com/wildfile.html

Comprehensive list of links: perhaps the first place to go for information on Wildlife and conservation

Wildlife Trust

http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/urbanwt/ecorecord/bap/html/hedges.htm

Wildlife Trust Habitat Action Plan

Wildlife Trusts

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/

The UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife

Woodland Trust

http://www.woodland-trust.org.uk/

Find your local wood

Woodturns

http://www.woodturns.com/articles/wood/

Information about various woods used for turning and furniture

WorldLand Trust

http://www.worldlandtrust.org/about/

The World Land Trust has been working to preserve the world's most biologically important and threatened lands, and has helped purchase and protect over 300,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife, in Belize, Costa Rica, the Philippines, South America and the UK

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