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Braes Woodland Diary - The First Ten Years

Ann Chapman 2004


Ann with Head Teacher, Alison Mainland (Rousay School), and pupils.

This is a book essentially about activity: the author’s vision to establish a woodland in Orkney’s hostile environment put into practice. It gives a detailed account of the many hurdles that had to be overcome simply in order to persuade trees to grow where high salt laden winds and voracious rabbits rule. The many illustrations, mostly in colour, not only portray these difficulties but they also show in vivid detail the many rewards already achieved.

The author is to be congratulated both for her hard work and dedication in the field and for the production of a book of high quality well researched and beautifully presented.

John Vetterlein:

Science Editor
Spring Ast LIX

The Woodland in 1994

April 1994 - late afternoon

The Woodland in 2010

June 5 - early afternoon

Admiring ferns - Ann Chapman

Ann - in among the bluebells and ferns

More bluebells

Rousay School pupils visiting the woodland September 3, 2010.

In the Alder Plantation. Rousay School researchers October 6th 2010. 

In the Alder Plantation. Rousay School researchers inspect a crow's nest. October 6th 2010. 


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