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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 16:31:29
Hi Ben try this
A song by Roger Mcguinn

The glaciers near the polar camp
Have all begun to melt
Temperatures are on the rise
Far from the southern belt

Water levels shifting tides
On every changing land
Rain forests in the Amazon
Have vanished from our hand

And the trees are all gone
Yeah you know it's all wrong
And the trees are all gone

The people want to eat today
And so they clear the land
Global warming is a concept
They can't understand
But all the politcians now
They have no excuse
They just hide behind their power
And keep us from the truth

Man has tried his suicide
With bigotry and hate
But in the end he'll kill himself
With nothing but his waste

What will finally happen when
The farm lands turn to dust
When only rich receive the food
And nothing's left for us

But all the politcians now
They have no excuse
They just hide behind their power
And keep us from the truth


Martyn Dickson, Garden Manager, Arboretum. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. 
20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, Scotland, UK. 
Web. www.rbge.org.uk Tel.(+44) (0)131 XXX XXXX Fax.(+44) (0)131 XXX XXXX 
Email: m.dickson@xxxxx.org.uk
Scottish Charity Number : SC007983
 
Its mission: "To explore & explain the world of plants for a better future" 


-----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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