May 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Thank ? For Rain 1 - but it's too late for 4,000 Hackney trees

Read it, weep and then read what you can do.

Since my …

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Added by Russell Miller on May 26, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Go Move Some Puddles – QUICK

 Whilst writing my HEN blogs I was noticing the rain coming and going outside my window. In particular I was thinking how the new oaks on Crossways could do with all the water that was busy running down the gutters towards the drains. Then, when I saw it brightening up, I decided to retry my puddle moving tree watering system. It's very simple. You just find a suitable receptacle – in this case my blue compost bin – locate a body of water close to a thirsty tree, then manually move…
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Added by Russell Miller on May 26, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Goodbye to Mark, Dean and the Tree Gang

Thanks to a political decision to privatise Hackney's only remaining public tree gang, today one of the most experienced tree surgeon's in London leaves the council. Tree Gang Mark – even if I knew his surname I wouldn't print it in respect for the privacy of a quiet, unassuming family man, - leaves today after over 30 years caring for trees in North London (nearly 20 years in Hackney). That kind of experience and commitment is irreplaceable but Mark and his team have…

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Thank ? For Rain 2 - To whom do we give thanks?

To whom do we give thanks?

Where do we pay our respects to the life force that sustains us on this planet? We are so ignorant we do not even begin to have an answer to these most fundamental of questions.

Drowning in an ideology of ignorance in a post-thinking age, like it or not we are still totally dependant upon the benevolence of ancient forces we have forgotten to respect or even notice.

Returning to some form of sanity…

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Added by Russell Miller on May 26, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

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