Monday, 12 July 2010
From the Savannah to Southburn
Companies have been set up to source farmers who would be willing to grow Miscanthus and diversify the nature of their business. As pressure grows to reduce carbon dioxide emissions then it is likely that greater areas of land may be given over to the production of non-food crops. With the crop being able grow to over ten foot tall this may have a profound impact on the landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds in the years to come.
The dense planting seems impenetrable to the casual observer but I'm that sure that it provides a valuable habitat to many local species as it does on the Savannah.