Archive for Enviroment

Why a Real Christmas Tree is Better

Like it or not, the festive season is here and what Christmas would be complete without the tree?

DSC_0108But will it be a plastic tree or a real tree that will stand proud in your home this year? We were once led to believe that having a fake tree was somehow more environmentally friendly for the fact that the fake tree is bought and collected once and may be used year after year, rather than every year cutting a fresh tree that stands in the house for a couple of weeks before being discarded, “what a waste”.  Read More →

Why trees ain’t bad

We know trees are an important part of our local landscape and a vital part of the local ecology, but now more than ever must we be preserving the island’s trees. The island has less than 6% total tree cover, compared to 12% in UK and 35% in Europe, and with the scheduled removal of approximately 20% of our plantations as a result of larch disease, our tree numbers will hit a major low.

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Trees and CO2

CO2 in our atmosphere has been a hot topic for some time but the evidence of its effects on our trees, and the way in which our trees can mitigate its effects, is slowly coming to the fore. The following information is a collection of facts outlining how increased levels of CO2 may be both a bad thing and a good thing for the future of our forests and woodlands.

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