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Risk of Trees causing Harm or Injury
Risk of Trees causing Harm or Injury
Introduction Many people consider trees to be a major hazard and to pose a significant risk of harm or injury. The actual risk of an injury being caused by a tree or part of a tree is very low in reality and very low compared to other risks encountered in ‘normal or daily life’. Fatal injuries caused by Trees The most up to date research shows there were 64 fatalities...
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Pussy Willow hails the onset of Spring
Pussy Willow hails the onset of Spring
Pussy Willow Pussy willow is a name given to many of the smaller species of willows and sallows when their furry catkins are young in early spring. Before the male catkins come into full flower they are covered in fine, greyish fur, leading to a fancied likeness to pussy cats. The catkins appear long before the leaves and are one of the earliest signs of spring. Landscape Design For...
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Everything you need to know about cherry blossom in Japan
Everything you need to know about cherry blossom in Japan
Everything you need to know about cherry blossom in Japan They are swooned over, obsessed over and painstakingly painted. They are cited as a symbol of the transient nature of life. And they are sprinkled on lattes in coffee shops. It is impossible to think of springtime in Japan without an iconic image of a sea of cherry trees awash with perfect pink blooms instantly coming to mind. From...
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The Firewood Poem
The Firewood Poem
On a cold winter's night there is nothing quite like an open fire. It not only warms the room, it warms the heart. But which is the best wood to burn and which wood should be avoided? The Firewood Poem Beechwood fires are bright and clear If the logs are kept a year, Chestnut's only good they say, If for logs 'tis laid away. Make a fire of Elder tree, Death within your...
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Why does every churchyard have a Yew Tree?
Why does every churchyard have a Yew Tree?
The common or English yew tree (Taxus baccata) whilst native to Britain, is also found across much of Europe, western Asia and North Africa, but why does every Churchyard have a yew tree? The answer could be because of druid and pagan belief, cadavers, the longbow or perhaps protectionism. Druids The Druids used yew trees as places of gathering and often planted trees to form groves in...
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