What can I do?
Seedling Planting ~ Mature tree
maintenance - Ivy Removal -
- Planting Projects ~ Local tree planting opportunities - Seed harvesting and storage ~ Education -
Campaigns - Supporting existing projects and organisations who have
similar goals. - Working with governments and Lobbying ~ Remediation
Helping people dependent on firewood find alternatives ~ L~ Improving
tree health by inproving the health of the forest floor - e.g. by
removal of invasive species including Ivy.
Are you clear in your mind about how we humans fit into local and
global ecosystems? Do you compute that tree numbers and tree health are
high up in the existential WAR being fought on the planet? How vital
are to your existence?. (People can be wilfully blind about such
Are you as a living being able to clear away the noise and early
Forests - City Trees - Tree care in a
built environment - Orchards - Garden trees ~ Commercial plantations
and Agroforestry - Green islands. Protected areas that can be
systematically interconnected. ~ Preventing droughts and famines by
afforestation e.g. Could the tragedy in Syria have been made more
difficult to bring about - Linear Orchards in hedgerows. also bordering
walkways. Healthy forest floors are critical to the health of trees.
Authority or permission is the first
Who is your local tree champion? Is there one in your area? Could you
become a local node in a network? Do you want to be a helper?
There are several databases that need to be populated, Treezilla is one,
Databases that include pro-tree people?desired then
a planter/tender/guardian can have an entry with optional details
Enemies and action
Sheep grazing kills the seedlings. Action - Protection:- Education is
needed. Use of
the law should, IMHO be the second option, Sheep owners to be held responsible for seedling damage.
State and commercial forestry They deplete the fertility of the land
and introduce alien species. Action
- Lobbying government
Estate ownership for game production, Law forcing tree planting where possible.
Agriculture - Farmers ... Action
- Hedgerow tree planting - Larger farms to allocate land for tree
planting - Protecting wildwood from agroferestry takeover.