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How to

Increase roughness

Tidiness and neatness in our environment are disastrous for biodiversity.  Animals and plants need scruffiness and roughness to live and breed.  When we took the diggers in, we deliberately left the ground pitted and broken up. 

Very small differences in humidity and temperature make a big difference if you are the size of an ant!  Ideally, you create roughness on a micro, as well as a macro, scale.


In addition to the digger work and its legacy, we have taken in brash, rubble, dead wood and bales.


“The thorn is the mother of the oak”


All of these increase the variety in the landscape and so provide homes for wildlife.

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