Ted Cook’s ‘Talk and Walk’ public event on December 31st 2023. A field survey of Kilbrogan Cemetery and adjacent Bandon Town Holy Wells focused on trees. The author dedicates the event summary to Ireland’s newest national holiday in honour of our “Matron Saint” Brigid, scheduled for February 6th 2023.

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In January 2020, The Woodland League were approached by Sioned Jones and her legal team for assistance regards, valid information on State obligations towards, Sustainable Forest Management, Sustainability Principles, commitments to International environmental conventions, and the role of the citizen in protecting their environment, for Sioned’s defence.

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“By virtue of cooling the air and spraying the sky and multiplying the clouds trees exert considerable influence upon the fall and distribution of rain; by virtue of sponging the earth around their feet they enormously influence the behaviour of floods, the discipline of rivers, the supply of springs, the health of fish… Forests are so much more than meets the eye. They are fountains. They are oceans. They are pipes. They are dams. Their work ramifies through the whole economy of nature.”

From The Triumph of the Tree by John Stewart Collis

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For obvious and good reasons our Lichenologists have an issue with Ivy – all three forms of Lichen (foliar, crust and fruity) have taken up with our trees – all three forms equally have fund a refuge along our Coastal Geology and remote Upland Heathers.
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A guided walk in a tiny segment of the great forests that once stood throughout Ireland with Scientist Diana Beresford Kroeger and Andrew St.Ledger of the Woodland League.

Consultant scientist to the Woodland League and author of ‘The Global Forest’, ‘Arboretum America’ and ‘Arboretum Borealis’.

The Woodland League

Dedicated to restoring the relationship between people and their native woodlands