New Year News from Holt Wood

Time is flying again, my efforts to keep up to date are just not good enough so this year I have a resolution to do better! At least we have details of our Holt Wood Programme in 2014 arranged. Our first visit to Holt Wood in 2014 coincided with brilliant blue skies...

A Good Find!

This week I was surprised to find several small stands of Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) at Holt Wood. I usually head for patches of yellow as they are likely to be  Ragworts – the Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) can spread quickly, and when dried it is toxic to...

Recording the wood

How to document a wood? We keep records of every visit and note down any work carried out and any significant observations. These written notes are really useful for putting together a biannual newsletter about Holt Wood. This ‘wood diary’ also...

Happy New Year from Holt Wood

Our snowy gate in Devon, UK, festooned with a sign from United Plant Savers in Ohio – it warns people not to mess with our medicinal wood! We are looking forward to learning more about harvesting medicinal barks this year. Join us if you can, see our Programme...

Back in the UK

Back home in the UK and it is great to see the leaves turning, our own ‘fall’, with some sharp frosts to clear pests in the garden. I have great memories of the people and places from my stay at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in southern Ohio. Now thinking about...