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The other seedlings are still going strong but not sure I can take the chance to replace the taken one in the same spot.

 

It may have been a random thoughtless moment but it may also have been an act of a disgruntled local objecting to management of any form. There's been a number of acts vandalism (arson, trunk snapping, uprooting) over the years.

 

Sorry to hear of the loss of your little piece of urban Caledonian forest Julian, that must of been depressing.

 

I kinda hope that our little pine is still thriving in a new location.

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I planted a flowering Cherry ( bought from a nursery ) and two  Oaks that I raised from seed in pots . All about chest height . Within 2 days the Cherry was dug up and stolen .  The six months later a twat with a tractor and flail rashered the Oaks off to the ground .  What can you do ? :(

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I've had a little bit of success.  About 50 willows from cuttings along a local river.  Hopefully they'll provide food and shelter long after I'm gone.

 

I'm also experimenting a little.  In each hedge I lay I'm planting an alder buckthorn as a food plant for Brimstones.

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I have a much much much bigger guerilla forest now, which because of its position and planning status is very nearly immune from idiocy. It'll leave a fine legacy, and because of the nature of it I can never get the credit for it, but that's perfectly OK, it's just nice to something good for the sake of it

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15 hours ago, Graham said:

I've had a little bit of success.  About 50 willows from cuttings along a local river.  Hopefully they'll provide food and shelter long after I'm gone.

 

I'm also experimenting a little.  In each hedge I lay I'm planting an alder buckthorn as a food plant for Brimstones.

Good on you. These Brimstones are a mazing, good camoflague...

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