Tag: trees

Looking for something green to keep the kids busy this summer?

I think I may have an answer for you. Nature detectives (www.naturedetectives.org.uk), by the woodland trust, is full of ideas to keep the kids busy and away from the telly. They have 100 summer activities, including my favourite the leaf idial. The alternative world cup calendar (www.naturedetectives.org.uk/worldcup.htm) provides 31 days of telly free entertainment to avoid the world…

By Richard June 21, 2010 0

Why are leaves green?

It is an age old question. Ok, its not as often asked as ‘why is the sky blue?’ but it is a question worthy of a decent answer. Glass Prism Rainbow by iWanders – on flickr To find the answer we have to go back to school. Remember when, in science class, you were told…

By Richard June 16, 2010 4

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…

By Richard June 14, 2010 0

How not to fell a tree

Today we bring you some instructional videos on how not to fell a tree. The first on is quite scary. Its a big tree and should no have been felled from the ground, there was simply no where for it to go without risk of damage to property. I would love to know what was…

By Richard June 13, 2010 0