tree stories for the wooden hearted
TreesIf you love the planet and expecially trees then you have come to the right place. Support us if you would like to have the trees in the future, with increased rates of deforestation with wood required for all sorts of purposes it is becoming apparent that if these rates continue there will be no forests left in just a few generations to come!
Putting old wood to work
Reclaimed wood used for conservatories combine traditional craftsmanship with the most up to date and efficient techniques to create unique and beautiful conservatories tailored towards your specific needs.
Traditionally, conservatories have been associated with summer, but as we provide double glazed windows fitted with toughened safety glass, and the conservatory is heated, it will be a permanent asset to the house throughout the whole year.
Reclaimed wood conservatory is designed and created especially for you, there are virtually no restrictions on size or shape as they are made to measure and can be designed to fit any space, wall or corner.
See the wood for the trees
The-tree.org.uk hope to support Environmental Technology businesses in South West England by assessing their strategic skills development needs to enable growth.
We assist with the costs of most training undertaken by eligible businesses and research training provision. The extensive business support expertise gained by EnviroSkills SW also enables us to signpost businesses to other appropriate business support services.
I have recently been introduced to Goji berries, which have apparently beome all the rage as the latest super food. They are delicious, I think-nice and chewy, with quite a distinct flavour-just the job for scattering on your breakfast cereal.
The very day after I had eaten my first handful of these berries, there was an article all about them in the Daily Telegraph. There I discovered that they are the fruits of a shrub called Lycium barbarum, The Duke of Argyll’s Tea Tree. More
Larger Garden Watering
For medium to large gardens, timers and solenoid valves are needed to enable switching of water from one length of pipe to another whether it is powering small sprinklers or the larger popups. Popups are designed to water the whole of the garden. When water pressure reaches the popup, the head of the popup comes up out of the lawn.
The radius of these nozzles is reached by water pressure and nozzle size. The arc sprayed is adjustable from 25 degrees to 360 degrees depending on popup type. On some very large gardens it is sometimes necessary to tap feed a large water tank then pump the water from it around the system, still using solenoid valves to open the different supply pipes around the garden. Pumps and timers are available in different sizes depending on your needs. The water tanks are dark green to blend in with the foliage of your garden.
Rain sensors and moisture sensors are available for these systems, which in the case of rain sensors tell the timer that it is raining and not to bother to switch on for that particular watering session. The moisture sensor tells the timer that the soil is moist enough and not to bother to come on, hence both saving water when it is not needed at that particular time. These systems also power micro drip and sprinkler systems as well as popups.
Ash trees threatened
Forestry Commission England warns of threat posed by the Chalara fraxinea fungus
Enviroment and helping UK Forests
National Tree Week event - Take part in tree planting in East Park, Wolverhampton
Join the Park Rangers for some woodland management and crafts including coppicing
Community Tree Planting
Join in a planting at Brent River Park of over 400 trees
More from the web on trees
The Woodland Trust
The UK's leading woodland conservation charity. Help us plant trees, protect woods and inspire people to enjoy the nature on their doorstep.
Local UK big trees from The Tree Register www.treeregister.org/
UK big trees, a record of ancient and historical tree information in the Britich Isles from The Tree Register.
Native Tree List UK www.the-tree.org.uk/
Native Tree List UK. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree nursery UK - buy trees online
One of the longest established silvicultural tree nurseries in the UK, with over 6 million traceable native trees available to buy online for delivery across the UK.
Forestry Commission - tree name trail
A key to common trees found in Britain. Trees can be divided into two main groups: those that have flattened and wide leaves (known as broadleaves) and those ...
Promotes care and knowledge of trees in the UK. Details of activities, members, and journal.
Information about English Oak trees, the beginning of the encyclopedia of life starting with the English Oak Tree, The Oaks life history, their conservation and ...
Trees for Life
A Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland
Hampton Court Flower Show
I went along to the Hampton Court Flower Show this year and was stunned to discover that a visit there could make the sick well again. Well, maybe not. However, I did see people, who had spent all day being pushed around in a wheelchair, up walking and pushing their own wheelchairs.
The impetus for this was, of course, the great sell off at the close of the show. Father was walking through the show ground cradling his baby in his arms, whilst mother followed with the pushchair laden with plants. Granny, who had benefited from resting in her wheelchair as she moved around the show, found it was an ideal way to get her lilies and agapanthus back to the carpark. Once out of the showground the sights were enough to make a gardener cringe, trees, agapanthus, eremurus and lilies sticking out of the sun roofs of dozens of cars on their way to the M3.
Other had folded up plants as best they could so that they would travel on the bus and underground. Then there is the safe bet that many of the plants acquired will not have been planted for several days, nor watered, nor put out of the sun. When will people learn that a bargain is only a bargain if you can get the plant home alive and in one piece... otherwise it is just so much compost.