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RE: A bit of seasonal tree news

Subject: RE: A bit of seasonal tree news
From: Burke, Nicholas
Date: Dec 21 2011 16:39:26
Thank you for STBO 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Maxted [mailto:benmaxted55@xxxxxx.com] 
Sent: 21 December 2011 14:48
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: A bit of seasonal tree news

Nick et al
it depends what is being grown,with a famine on in Somalia/Kenya this
means there is a vibrant demand for agricultural products which
outstrips the demand for Frankincense. However  from my experience high
quality Frankincense always commanded a high price. However given the
turmoil in the North African and near eat at present it may be that
demand is suppressed.
Millet and Sorghum can be grown on rocky and steep land provided there
is enough water and the many pests and diseases can be controlled of
course.
Take a trip out to these places with Tree Aid/Oxfam or Save the Children
and you will get a better idea.It cannot be done from the armchair folks
Merry Christmas and Jolly boxmas to one and all Ben



On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Burke, Nicholas <
Nicholas.Burke@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk> wrote:

The statement I've copied from it below shows how bad things the 
forests are being cut down for agricultural land, now a part of my 
brain which I admit has never had anything to do with farming wonders 
why are they stripping what I would guess from the description 'rocky 
and steep' is not the best land to grow food on are things so bad that

we need to use even this land. I guess the answer is yes but I do feel

that the resources to grow food without using this land could be 
providing (sorry I'm trying to not point fingers. And surely as stated

it covers other species for a reason.

"The forests that remain are declining because the old individuals are

dying continuously, and there no new individuals coming into the
system.
That means that the forests are running out of trees."

"In places like Oman and Yemen, it is being cut down systematically.
Now, in Ethiopia, it is being cut down as land is being turned over to

agriculture."

The small trees, which generally reach a height of no more than 5m 
(16ft), grow in steep, rocky habitats, providing cover for other plant

species.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tahir [mailto:tahir@xxxxxxxxxx.net]
Sent: 21 December 2011 12:07
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: A bit of seasonal tree news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16270759

We are so crap at looking after anything!

Tahir




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