Monthly Archives: February 2016

Trees and People: More than one interaction

There is considerable focus, within arboriculture and beyond, on the importance of trees within our urban settings, and trying to ensure that they have sufficient space within developments to be successfully retained.  Having been involved in the planning process for the past decade and a half, I have encountered my fair share of planning applications.  Those with more informed and enlightened professionals usually stand out as the needs of trees have been carefully considered.

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When the How Becomes Greater than the Why!

I was recently in a seminar by a business leader.  The theme was on how organisations function, and how to keep them focused.  There are four elements to how an organisation runs:

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Woodlands – Can’t see the wood for the trees?

Two headlines that I read this week stood out for me.  Apparently, woodland cover is at a record high (although I am not too sure how far back the record goes).  Surely something to celebrate?  Meanwhile, Butterfly Conservation reports that the population of species of butterflies, even the more common ones, is at the lowest level since records began.  Is there a connection, and should we be concerned?

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