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Information, stories and myths relating to trees.

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Plants and vegetation in the office
You pay a fortune for the finishing touch in interior décor. Styles change and in a couple of years its old hat. But everybody likes plants. Plants do things to people. They start conversations and break the ice. Tropical plant displays can make being delayed in reception a positive joy.

 

Plants are good for your health
NASA (yes them) say indoor and office plants help reduce the harmful effects of chemicals found in paint, plastics, carpets and cleaning products. They also combat 'sick building syndrome', which can cause anything from headaches to liver and kidney damage. Go to the resources section to read more about the beneficial effect of indoor plants and links other sites of interest.

 

Plants are good for morale
Plants create privacy in open plan offices. They are civilised, easy to work with and it is more or less OK to talk to them. Absenteeism drops when it is more pleasant to be at work than home and they are great for morale generally.

 

If you decide to makeover your office garden to make it more appealing to employees, you may well need to remove much of the garden waste. If so, we can put you in touch with a highly efficient team of Berkshire-based waste removers. Offices located in Maidenhead.

 

Ash trees

Ash trees threatened

Forestry Commission England warns of threat posed by the Chalara fraxinea fungus

 

Enviroment and helping UK Forests

National Tree Week event - Take part in tree planting in East Park, Wolverhampton

Woodland Craft

Woodland Craft
Join the Park Rangers for some woodland management and crafts including coppicing

Community Trees

Community Tree Planting
Join in a planting at Brent River Park of over 400 trees

 

More from the web on trees

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The Woodland Trust

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

The UK's leading woodland conservation charity. Help us plant trees, protect woods and inspire people to enjoy the nature on their doorstep.

Local UK big trees from The Tree Register www.treeregister.org/

UK big trees, a record of ancient and historical tree information in the Britich Isles from The Tree Register.

 

Native Tree List UK www.LGEC.org.uk/

Native Tree List UK. talk@LGEC.org.uk.

 

Tree nursery UK - buy trees online

www.tree-shop.co.uk/

One of the longest established silvicultural tree nurseries in the UK, with over 6 million traceable native trees available to buy online for delivery across the UK.

Recommended reading

Forestry Commission - tree name trail

www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-5G2KV3

A key to common trees found in Britain. Trees can be divided into two main groups: those that have flattened and wide leaves (known as broadleaves) and those ...

Arboricultural Association

www.trees.org.uk/

Promotes care and knowledge of trees in the UK. Details of activities, members, and journal.

 

English Oak Trees

Information about English Oak trees, the beginning of the encyclopedia of life starting with the English Oak Tree, The Oaks life history, their conservation and ...

 

Trees for Life

www.treesforlife.org.uk/

A Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hampton Court Flower Show

I went along to the Hampton Court Flower Show this year and was stunned to discover that a visit there could make the sick well again. Well, maybe not. However, I did see people, who had spent all day being pushed around in a wheelchair, up walking and pushing their own wheelchairs.

The impetus for this was, of course, the great sell off at the close of the show. Father was walking through the show ground cradling his baby in his arms, whilst mother followed with the pushchair laden with plants. Granny, who had benefited from resting in her wheelchair as she moved around the show, found it was an ideal way to get her lilies and agapanthus back to the carpark. Once out of the showground the sights were enough to make a gardener cringe, trees, agapanthus, eremurus and lilies sticking out of the sun roofs of dozens of cars on their way to the M3.

Other had folded up plants as best they could so that they would travel on the bus and underground. Then there is the safe bet that many of the plants acquired will not have been planted for several days, nor watered, nor put out of the sun. When will people learn that a bargain is only a bargain if you can get the plant home alive and in one piece... otherwise it is just so much compost.

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