Russell Miller
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computer recycling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Miller Jan 21, 2014. 2 Replies

Despite searching various websites I remain unclear as to what I should do with my old computers?  Do I just get Hackney Bulk Waste to collect them or does that risk them going to landfill?  I have 3…Continue

Sustainable Hackney Success Medal Table

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Mitchell Aug 7, 2012. 1 Reply

We don't celebrate our success enough so here's a place to post anything you think to be a positive achievement for a sustainable Hackney.My openers...EAST MASRH Olympic Coach Park (Er- some…Continue

Tags: meadows, HMUG, HPF, bats, biodiversity


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About me
Political and environmental activist. Lived in Dalston for 20 years. Formerly campaigner for social justice with Hackney Community Defence Association (HCDA) and as a civil rights lawyer. Now focus on learning/teaching about trees, biodiversity and ecology.
Tree professional and activist (Tree Musketeer). Member Sustainable Hackney steering group.
Biodiversity, Built Environment, Education, Energy, Food, Green Economy, Waste and recycling

Russell Miller's Blog

Spycops and the Fight for Justice

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 14:00 0 Comments

Subversion, sabotage and spying: Political policing and state racism in the UK

This was the title of the extraordinary conference I attended at South Bank Uni in early April. Over 2 days speaker after speaker spoke about appalling cases of racism, subversion, dishonesty, criminality and violence by the…


Amber Nectar - Oak Bracket Returns to Clissold after 8 year Absence

Posted on June 10, 2016 at 14:30 0 Comments

It was wonderful to find my old friend Inonotus dryadeus (also known as Oak Bracket) back in Clissold on Monday. Calling a bracket fungus a friend may seem a bit weird but having not seen this amber beauty for 8 years it was joyous to rediscover it on the same veteran plum tree where it fruited in 2008. Surely knowing an organism as beautiful as this for 8…


Wild Bee Walk and West Hackney Rec

Posted on June 5, 2016 at 11:08 0 Comments

I Tweeted (@treeruss) the above photo to advertise yesterday's bee walk and it happens to feature the first bee we saw.  This is a male Hairy Yellow-Face bee Hylaeus hylinatus. It's tiny, less than 6mm! Yesterday's male was a bit dozy, presumably due to the cold weather. It soon warmed up in the glass tube I used to show if to the assembled bee…



Posted on May 22, 2016 at 20:30 0 Comments

If you know what you are looking for it's not that hard to demonstrate the vital importance of deadwood in parks.

10 minutes at a horse chestnut stump in CLissold Park this afternoon revealled 2 new nationally scarce species for the park:

  • a fungus beetle called Hallomenus binotatus Nationally Scarce…

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At 16:54 on April 4, 2018, Diana Weir said…

I've just bought a young fruit tree which I want to train in a weeping shape, like one of those in the Hackney Downs community orchard.

Where did you obtain the tree guard for that tree which made it easy to tie down the branches to create that shape, please?


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