Tuesday 28 May 2013

Woodland News

I heard on the radio this morning that the Woodland Trust has been slipped a couple of million sovs to make a start on undoing some of the damage wrought on our British woodlands by the Forestry Commission's wholesale planting of conifers. Could this be the same Forestry Commission that last year became darlings of the nation and Britain's Favourite Quango, when perfectly sensible proposals to sell off some Forestry Commission land led to such howls of outrage from moist-eyed urban Middle Englanders, reared on Winnie the Pooh and the Teddy Bears' Picnic, that the government went into a screeching, gravel-spaying U-turn and abandoned the entire scheme? Why yes, I believe it is (and I believe I wrote about it at the time).

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