Tag Archives: Trees

Knotted

Recently, I have been giving more thoughts to the human influence on nature in our own country. When walking through Flanders, it soon gets obvious that humans are everywhere. Even more, it is clear that the pure, undisturbed nature is gone … Continue reading

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An overview

In these closing posts of 2016, I want to give you a quick (and slightly biased) overview of everything what happened this year, based on the ten most appreciated posts on this blog. This is part one. 2016 has been … Continue reading

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When leaves fall

Leaves fall in autumn. At least, they tend to do that if they hang on deciduous trees in temperate climates. Here, the months of October and November are dedicated to splendid colour displays and hours of raking leaves into piles. … Continue reading

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Closing chapters

When I finally read the output from our work in the newspapers, it feels like closing a chapter: we have told our story, and it reached the people that could care. With an article about each of our two recent papers … Continue reading

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Beware of the pines

In the mountains we usually study, plant invasion is often only in its earliest phase, with no more than a few individuals established at high elevations. In these circumstances, the measurable impacts of plant invasion are currently virtually zero. To see … Continue reading

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Just cause I like him

Just look at him, with its curly branches and fluffy catkins! I love the corkscrew hazel, one of the most beautiful views in early spring. There is not much I have to tell about him, though, just that he cheers … Continue reading

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Spring…

… is now really on its way here in Belgium! First flowers are coming through (with the catkins as usual in the lead), bringing the much desired colour back to the world. And finally, I can bike home from work … Continue reading

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