Carrifran Valley is in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. Two thousand years ago, this valley was forest. We know what kind of trees grew here from the evidence of pollen preserved in the soil. Now the valley is being replanted with the original species, and in due course (longer than my lifetime!) will look much as it did before intensive grazing stripped it bare. One of the things that surprised me was that holly was a major component of the old woodlands.
I have been a supporter of the Wildwood since its foundation. If you would like to join in supporting this project, contact Carrifran Wildwood