MIT create an artificial leaf 10 more productive that the real thing

MIT professor Daniel Nocera claims to have produced an artificial leaf, from stable and inexpensive materials, which mimics natural photosynthesis – the process which plants use to create energy from sunlight. The artificial leaf is the size of a playing card and when placed in water it uses sunlight the produce hydrogen and oxygen which can […]

Save our forests – The debate continues

The debate about the future of our forests continues the BMC reports that nine organisations, representing a range of people who enjoy the great outdoors, have today (10th May) issued a statement to the Chair of the Independent Panel on Forestry, Bishop of Liverpool James Jones, expressing their concerns and hopes for the future of […]

Did Drought Kill Advance Civillisations?

Major droughts may have spurred the demise of multiple cultures and cities in pre-Hispanic Mexico over the last millennium. A new study, which used tree rings to add many hundreds of years to the region’s climate record, pinpointed four severe droughts in the region over the last 1,200 years. Some were far more intense and […]

Save England’s forests, stop the big sell off.

The Forestry Commission was created by the government after the first World War to ensure Britain would have enough timber in any future wars. Unfortunately World War 2 came a little too soon as the new plantations were too young to be harvested. Of course, the Forestry Commission continued to manage our Forests to the […]

A great place to park a tree

I have an article I want to share with you from the USA. It is a great idea for increasing both canopy cover and water retention and I look forward to similar initiatives been taken here in the UK. You can read the full article by clicking the link below A great place to park a tree […]

Tree Ident – Useful links

There are loads of really good sites out there, full of information about trees and how to identify them. http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/trees is one such site which allows you to identify a tree based on its leafy twig or a winter twig. It also lists tree by name, helping you increase your existing knowledge Stihl – http://www.stihl.co.uk […]

Tree Decay & Detection Methods

Today we bring you a video relating to arboriculture. It provides a useful insight into the world of detecting tree decay using nondestructive methods and includes two interesting case studies. Tree Decay Detection from University of Minnesota Duluth on Vimeo.