Oliver Rackham RIP
Great tree botanist, died 12 Feb
by DZM admin
He made the overlooked point that every square inch of Britain has
been owned by somebody, or has been set aside for communal use, since
the Iron Age. In historical times England was never covered in vast
forests. It is and always was a country of small woods and fields.
Where it has not vanished under suburbs or the plough, Henry VIII
would recognise the countryside of today; so, in all probability,
would Julius Caesar.
Huh. I learned something today. Sounds like a really great guy. The loss will be felt.