COVID and tree planting

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-56944931 NHS workers at Wales’ largest hospital are creating a woodland to offset the carbon emissions and waste that came from the machines needed to treat patients with Covid-19. Staff on the critical care unit at the University Hospital of … Continued

The Compass: Under The Canopy

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This is the title of three programmes on the World Service about forests; the first programme was first broadcast on Wednesday March 3rd. See https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct2cb1. In the first programme:- “Jessica unpicks the profound role that forests play in our imaginative … Continued

A Forest in Your Street

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A mini forest can be created anywhere. It can be by the side of a main road, as in Witney; it can be in your own garden; or it can occupy a neglected area in your locality. It has the … Continued

Earthworms: good and bad news

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Did you know that earthworms can decrease the number of slugs in the garden? On the other hand, they are changing the climate in the Arctic Circle. And they need love too. PS If your composting is successful you will … Continued