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RE: A bit of seasonal tree news

Subject: RE: A bit of seasonal tree news
From: Martyn Dickson
Date: Dec 21 2011 16:24:55
 
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the 
last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money" ~ Cree Indian 
Proverb

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Maxted [mailto:benmaxted55@xxxxxx.com] 
Sent: 21 December 2011 16:02
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: A bit of seasonal tree news

its only when all the trees are gone that we (or rather they?)will value them!

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Tahir <tahir@xxxxxxxxxx.net> wrote:

Well, I have donated previously, just not for a couple of years, my 
favourite charities are TreeAid, WaterAid, MSF and Practical Action. I 
get the kids to donate half their christmas money to charity so should 
have a bit of wonga next week :)

I'll post about whatever project we choose, but I'll be honest there's 
not much hope of preserving naturally forested landscapes in most of the 
world:

Brazil - Rules relaxed to allow more rainforest to be ripped up 
Indonesia - still plenty of deforestation going on Pakistan/India - 
Loads of trees being ripped up for population growth and development 
Tasmania - old growth forest being logged for woodchip!!! ( 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Old-growth_forest<http://en.wikipedia.o
rg/wiki/Old-growth_forest>
)
North America - plenty of old growth forest still being logged (
http://salsa.**democracyinaction.org/o/1780/**
p/dia/action3/common/public/?**action_KEY=8605<http://salsa.democracyi
naction.org/o/1780/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8605>
)
Central Asia - Cradle of orchard fruits almost gone ( 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/**sci/tech/8036785.stm<http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/sci/tech/8036785.stm>
)

I guess in the Western world we're replanting, can't see much chance 
of that in Asia

Tahir

p.s. Apologies for depressing everyone so close to Christmas.


On 21/12/2011 15:08, Ben Maxted wrote:

attaboy Tahir!
I was in Overseas aid as a semi-arid zone forest/agriculturalist for 
@11 years and did a Masters in Food security and famine economics. If 
i can be

of any assistance I should be delighted to be so.
Ben
ps Kew are still active in this area I believe?





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