Starting Point

When I posted my first Instagram image for @inalandofgiants.blog on the 30th of October 2020, never would I have imagined how positive the response would be! I think most people relate to trees and the people who spend time with trees. There is something quite alluring about seeing a tree in its natural surroundings and... Continue Reading →

Into the Wilderness

The wild and the boldTrapped in between the formedthoughts and actions of the worldThe wild need escapeCasting their senses upon their enemiesThey bolt amongst the impending doomof restraints as they close inThe wild start to tunnelTracking a path through the woodsThe wild run and don't look backOnly having trustin the company of treesBlinded by the... Continue Reading →

‘Higher’ Education

I am definitely one for sharing and exchanging skills or knowledge. My friend Sam and I decided to do another spot of climbing the other day after we finished a woodland site survey. Sam reckons he has much to learn from me in terms of woodland management, ancient and veteran trees, etc. but I have... Continue Reading →

The Value of Being a Learner

I'm going to get my thoughts out this very moment when I'm just a little bit heartbroken. Of course you can say that when one is disappointed it can make them do impulsive things. Like write a blog post maybe? Unfortunately that isn't entirely my frame of mind right now. I'm more interested in exploring... Continue Reading →

Lock and Release

I am close to completing a carbon sequestration sampling and woodland surveying job with my mentor in a lovely Cornish woodland. By estimating how much carbon a woodland can capture, you gain knowledge of the potential a woodland has in order to better manage it for the onset of climate change. It's been fun learning... Continue Reading →

Last and First

As I'm writing, we are officially sailing through the first day of 2021 in the UK, so firstly a very Happy New Year to us all. Yesteryear was probably - for a lot of people - a branch that we'd like to snap across our knee. Although our boundaries and freedom have changed drastically, a... Continue Reading →

Ascension

How does it feel to be up in the crown of a tree? "Just climb and you'll find out," I answered myself. And so I did with my friend Sam, a professional arborist. Leading up to this moment, I have been super excited and looking forward to it for days. At this crucial stage, I... Continue Reading →

Like a Flowing River

"Life gets in the way", says a friend of mine. Actually he's not the only person who has openly expressed that sentiment, although I have never really agreed with it. I am aware that I haven't written in a long while; one might say that life did get in the way but for me it's... Continue Reading →

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