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GENERAL

Seedling Planting ~ Mature tree maintenance -  Ivy Removal - - Planting Projects ~ Seed harvesting and storage ~ Education - Campaigns - Supporting existing projects and organisations who have similar goals. - Working with governments ~ Remediation ~ - Helping people dependent on firewood find alternatives ~ Lobbying government ~ Recruiting people to create groups who will work locally to plant and maintain trees ~ Improving overall forest health by improving the health of the forest floor - e.g. by removal of invasive species including Ivy, also allowing fallen trees to return to the good earth.

PSYCHOLOGY

Be 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? Are you aware of how trees are essential for our existence?. (Some people are wilfully blind about such things). Are you as a living being able to clear away the noise and early indoctrination. Make no mistake, humans have come into competition with trees and we need to restore the natural relationship.

MORE SUBJECTS/TOPICS

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 Orcfhards in hedgerows and bordering walkways.

What can I do?

Authority or permission is the first requirement.

EDUCATION

Promoting Scientific Literacy especially among the young. The young people are not to be denied a say in their future and we need to equip them with the tools to achieve effective control of their environmrnt. Ecosystem Processes need to be taught. ~ Fake green measures such as biomass and Biofuels need to be debunked.

CAMPAIGN

Puting pressure on governments to stop activities that are actually damaging. This includes subsidising activities that damage trees and forests, for example subsidies for upland sheep farming.Subsidies to owners of tree plantations.


In Scotland to campaign against Sheep Farming. Grouse Shooting and Deer Stalking. All of these continue to destroy the remaining trees and prevent regrowth.


Protect the forests. Find other people and band together. Be clear about objectives and communicate them to those you wish to convince.


Naming and shaming the denialists and the polluters.Puting pressure on governments to clean up the forestry industry.

Use Oxygen Blackmail, also Offset Shaming

Lobby governments to enforce Deep Decarbonisation.

BOYCOTT

Where possible buy from the more responsible corporations and avoid interactions with institutions that contribute to damage to our forests and cause climate change. Approximately 80% of carbon emissions come from industry. 90% of freshwater goes the same way and over 90% of waste materials comes from non-domestic sources.

INCENTIVES

Prizes for achievements; Champion Decarboniser, Sequesterer, Vehicle Electrifier, Coal Eliminator,...

MORE SUBJECTS/TOPICS

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 Planting susccessor trees ~ Linear Orchards in hedgerows. also bordering walkways. Healthy forest floors are critical to the health of trees. Greening the Third World, e.g. Solar Cooking.

GETTING ACTIVE

If you intend to perform any activity within a forest remember that even though trees belong to everyone (and themselves) that authority or permission is the first requirement.

Is there a local tree volunteer/Warden scheme Who is your local tree champion? Is there one in your area? Could you become a local node in a network? Could you be a helper? A Defendero, perhaps?

There are several databases that need to  be populated, Treezilla is one, We can update it with what you consider to be important trees in your neighbourhood.

Create a network of like minded people, build databases that include pro-tree people? Planter/tender/guardian can have an entry with optional details.
If you are compiling information on people be aware that some risk is involved.,
Junior Tree Wardens, Tree Defenders.

Turn up at your local Town Council, Parish Council or equivalent and ask awkward question (Without alienating anyone)

PROTECTION

Toughening up the laws on Tree Protection. ~ Sheep and deer grazing kills the seedlings. ~ Sheep owners to be held responsible for seedling damage. ~ Land ownership (example Church of England estate ownership in Scotland) Estate ownership for game  production, Law forcing tree protection. ~ State and commercial forestry. They deplete the fertility of the land and introduce alien species. ~ Action - Lobbying government. ....

PRACTICAL ACTION

1. You can plant a tree at the bottom of your back garden or somewhere you can control its destiny (trees can have a destiny) Perhaps you can share a tree with a neighbour, or more than one, if you can plant it where three or four gardens meet.

2. Hedgerow tree planting. You will usually be permitted to plant trees in a farmers hedgerow.

~ Agriculture - Farmers ... Action   - Larger farms to allocate land for tree planting - Protecting wildwood  from agroforestry takeover.


PETITIONS

For example setting aside and compulsory purchase of land for rewilding.

Plantations

Orchards

Hedgerows

THERAPEUTIC

Mental illness and emotional pproblems, also alcoholism and addiction can be addressed and helped by a dedication to a worthwhile project.

Create and maintain a forest. Even something like planting and protecting urban trees is useful. All humans are able to benefit from spending time with nature. A beautiful forest is perhaps the best place to be to improve our well-being and mood.

Protection

Education is needed. Much more and better use of the law. Weakening and undermining the power of those who would damage our planet.

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