The Council of Europe launched its environment programme in 1961, to deal with one of the issues now perceived as one of the main challenges that Europe will have to face in the 21st century. The Council of Europe's activities in this field focus on the conservation of nature and landscapes.
A rotting log is a mini nature reserve in its own right!
By removing dead or dying trees from woodland, a section of the natural nutrient-cycle can be lost. A lack of dead wood reduces species diversity by about 20 %. Avoid removing dead wood from your property. You could be doing away with thousands of invertebrate species and fungi.
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