Tree hay and carbon sequestration

Tree hay and carbon sequestration
How can cattle and pigs play a part in a low carbon future?  How can animals for food be carbon negative?

The Treflach Harebell

The Treflach Harebell
The Treflach landscape swarms with drumlins (from the Irish ‘little ridge’).  Drumlins were formed beneath glaciers ten thousand years ago creati...

The Fields of Treflach

The Fields of Treflach
If you went onto a desert island you would soon give name to parts of the island by describing the area. Every field in Treflach is named some a...

The Longest Day

The Longest Day
It will soon be the longest day, a time remembered before time was recorded.  There is no Stonehenge in Treflach just an ancient settlement at Upp...

The hedges of Treflach

The hedges of Treflach
The Invention of pig netting has been the downfall of the hedge.  It may be difficult to believe but up to 50 years ago all hedges were cut by hand - “pletched” - annually to maintain the vigour of the stock proof fence.

The Ancient and Magic Oaks of Treflach

The Ancient and Magic Oaks of Treflach
More than half of the ancient oaks in the world are found in Britain. Three can be are found in Treflach which have a girth ranging from 17-23 fee...

Mad as a March hare?

Mad as a March hare?
In the early 1960’s in Wiltshire a phenomenon of nature occurred - on a chalky stream the mute swan population rocketed to over 60 in a small dis...

Snowdrops of Treflach

Snowdrops of Treflach
Snowdrops are no native to our land but were first imported in the middle ages and the Crimean War soldiers brought bulbs back with them in a sec...

The Treflach Robin

The Treflach Robin
  The 1610 map of the area shows Treflach as being quite heavily forested in fact a court case - Hillditch vs Donne - show just how many trees...

Early winter in Treflach

Early winter in Treflach
  Much has been written about the holly and the ivy.  In Treflach the best hedges are holly but when they are allowed to grow into trees their b...

Early winter in Treflach

Early winter in Treflach
  Much has been written about the holly and the ivy.  In Treflach the best hedges are holly but when they are allowed to grow into trees their b...

Wild Fruits Of Treflach

Wild Fruits Of Treflach
Go onto any bronze age archeological dig and people will always comment on how cold, open and exposed it is especially in winter; how did they co...