Spring/Summer 2016 – Woods and Wellbeing

This issue of Reforesting Scotland looks at ‘Woods and well-being’. The many and obvious benefits of woodland extend from the wider ecosystem, where soils are built and flooding managed, and into our very souls. This issue is full of stories of the psychological healing which can and does take place in woodlands – from the Highlands to the Borders. Regular features include a special feature on Dick Balharry, who spent his life working to create a healthier wild Highlands where native wildlife thrives alongside people.

Articles include:

Wellbeing and rural living by Carol Craig
Healing woodlands: a personal perspective
Voices from the healing forest
Huts and well-being: growing with huts
Nature cure by Alan Carter
Pioneering partnerships
Woods and well-being

Unfinished business: National Parks in Scotland
Dick Balharry: a life remembered by Jill Matthews
Beasts of the Forest: The plight of the mountain hare
A Reader Writes: Trees and deer – another view
A Reader Writes: Rural land tenure reform – ca’ canny, please!
Artists in Wood: Tom Cooper
StarTree Report: Germany
My Favourite Stove: the Burley stove
Book Reviews: Getting started; Willow; Native woods
Last Word: End of Life

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