Man of the wildwood, Oliver Rackham, dies

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Oliver Rackham, the real ‘man of the woods’, has died, and will be mourned by nature conservationists all over the country.

Known by many as the creator of the term “wildwood”, he was a true pioneer who advocated good old woodsman-ship skills to manage our remaining ancient woodland. His Trees and Woodland in the British Isles, first published in 1976, set a new direction for the conservation of Britain’s woodlands and challenged the unsustainable methods of forestry in use at the time.

See this touching tribute to him by Chris Rose, at Campaign Strategy.


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