Why trees ain’t bad

We know trees are an important part of our local landscape and a vital part of the local ecology, but now more than ever must we be preserving the island’s trees. The island has less than 6% total tree cover, compared to 12% in UK and 35% in Europe, and with the scheduled removal of approximately 20% of our plantations as a result of larch disease, our tree numbers will hit a major low.

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Ash Tree Removal in Ramsey

This large Ash tree, although stable, had been subjected to soil compaction that had caused root die-back. Loss of some of the root system had lead to the tree’s decline and the formation of substantial deadwood in the crown. This tree would have never recovered, but would have continued to die back until it posed a significant hazard.

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Trees and CO2

CO2 in our atmosphere has been a hot topic for some time but the evidence of its effects on our trees, and the way in which our trees can mitigate its effects, is slowly coming to the fore. The following information is a collection of facts outlining how increased levels of CO2 may be both a bad thing and a good thing for the future of our forests and woodlands.

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Eyreton Forest, Crosby

Tucked between farmland and modern housing in Crosby on the Isle of Man, is a section of privately owned registered woodland that’s history shows of one man’s true dedication to his beliefs, as well as being home to some mighty fine trees. Read More →