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Save Our Trees messageboard!

Postby Lizzy » 09 May 2007, 07:57

This site is an initiative by Philip Carr-Gomm to help save our trees. As the byline says;

If a tree you love is under threat, here is a site to help you save it!

Save Our Trees Please feel free to join and share your knowledge!

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Let the gov know we need trees

Postby unicawn » 17 Jul 2007, 22:07

I put this elsewhere but I think, that as it is about action, it may be appropriate here, (sorry).

Recent arial filming of flooded areas highlighted the need for trees and greenspace.
Housing estates with concreted paths and gardens meant that excess of rainwater had nowhere to drain into...

Building on greenspace without leaving sufficient earth, shrubbery and trees to take care of the water is bound to lead to flooding.

Trees draw water up through their roots and release it slowly into the atmosphere, thisway, trees, especially enmasse as in woodlands and forests are able to slow down the movement of water around the planet.

Small trees in small gardens and bigger trees in larger gardens are an asset.

Advice for dealing with future flooding Scientists are telling us that rainfall will increase.
Here is a few point plan to help you ensure that you can cope, especially if you live in a town where the planners have forgotten to preserve greenspace and trees:

1. Build a shed on stilts in the garden so that you can climb into it when the water levels rise.

2. Keep a rowing boat ready with some food supplies easily available to grab ready for the floods.

3. Move your kitchen upstairs, then at least your appliances will not be damaged by the flooding and you can recover quicker.

4. Make sure your garden is not concreted or paved over so that water can drain somewhere...have trees at the bottom of the garden to draw the water off.

or...

to avoid all this; write to your MP and local planning office and ask them to start putting trees and greenspace back into the English landscape.
http://www.parliament.uk/

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Re: Save Our Trees messageboard!

Postby unicawn » 10 Oct 2008, 14:30

Money talks... now the economic reasons to save trees and forests...
I'm Sharing the info hoping others will also share it and it will reach the right ears.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7662565.stm

"The global economy is losing more money from the disappearance of forests than through the current banking crisis, according to an EU-commissioned study.

It puts the annual cost of forest loss at between $2 trillion and $5 trillion.

The figure comes from adding the value of the various services that forests perform, such as providing clean water and absorbing carbon dioxide.

The study, headed by a Deutsche Bank economist, parallels the Stern Review into the economics of climate change."

Note: this is coming from a Deutsche Bank economist, not from an environmentalist with an axe to grind.

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Re: Save Our Trees messageboard!

Postby Moonweed » 15 Oct 2008, 20:17

"Since 2003, Network Rail has embarked on an excessive trackside vegetation clearance programme nationwide, which has culminated in the unnecessary loss of thousands of trees and wildlife habitats, in the guise of health and safety requirements. It is the opinion of the petitioners that the company's actions are tantamount to corporate vandalism on a national scale."

Please sign and forward if you agree

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Save-Our-Trees/

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Re: Save Our Trees messageboard!

Postby Vapour Trail » 28 Jan 2011, 00:36

The Government have today back-tracked in a major way about the planned sell-off of England's state-owned woodland, getting their prettiest speaker to release a statement that included the following stated safeguards.

Here they are listed out, and my interpretation of what I think they really mean:-
“There are numerous safeguards in place which will ensure that public benefits provided by our woods and forests are protected if they pass into private ownership. These safeguards include:

a) regulations governing felling and replanting; [the guys with the chainsaws will have to wear hard hats and goggles]

b) protection for biodiversity through the Wildlife and Countryside Act and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; [if your local woodland isn't scientifically interesting and unique then it's for the chop]

c) incentives to protect ancient woodland; [companies will have to weigh up whether the measly 'incentive' from the Government outweighs the massive cash they will get from chopping it all down]

d) guarantees for public access – the majority of the freehold areas of the public forestry estate are protected for access on foot by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act; [areas that are already well-trodden and full of mountain bikes will remain so - quiet woodland paths will be fenced off]

e) protection of ancient monuments is overseen by English Heritage; [and what a fine job they've done of places like Silbury Hill - now inaccessible for the last seven years since they allowed its summit to collapse]

f) any proposals for development would be subject to the Town and Country Planning process; and [planning applications will be dealt with by the usual 'buddy' system of back-handers on the gold courses and favours for companies that the planning committee have a stake in]

g) Biosecurity – the Plant Health Act sets out a legal framework for the control of pests and diseases of forest tress and timber. [if the trees we're selling are no use, it's not our fault - it was sold as seen - just cut it all down and re-plant with conifers] “
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Re: Save Our Trees messageboard!

Postby Templetree » 29 Jan 2011, 10:59

We all pray that Our Trees in Celtica, will be safeguarded for the people.

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/camp ... T.mc_id=fc

Sign the petition here & forward to absolutely everyone.

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Forests in danger again? 38 Degrees action

Postby poeticoxana » 26 Jun 2012, 21:40

Quote from 38 Degrees e-mail and website:

"Not again! There are worrying rumours of a behind-the-scenes effort to revive plans to sell off England’s woodlands. We may have less than a week to stop them and keep our forests safe for future generations.

Next week, the government's forest panel will publish a new report on the future of our woodlands. [1] Rumours are circulating that some panel members want to clear the way for a fresh sell-off. We’ve got a few days to persuade the rest of them to block this new threat to our beautiful woodlands.

Please add your name to the urgent petition now, and then forward this email to your family and friends. We’ll do an emergency delivery to each of the panel members before next Wednesday:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/keep-our-woods-safe"

For more information, see:

http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/
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