THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jun30

Planting Trees In The UK

This June, we have been talking about planting trees in the UK. Why Plant Trees In The UK? Our recent Chelsea Fringe project was about using your garden to capture carbon. One way of doing that was to plant trees. Trees take carbon from the air and turn in into…. themselves. Trees and woodlands are not actually the largest stores of carbon on the planet – that accolade goes to our oceans, followed up by our soils – but planting trees are a great way to capture some CO2 and keep it locked up, so that it does not contribute …

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Sep18

The Big Tree Plant

Funding has been secured from DEFRA through the Big Tree Plant programme to plant 17,000 trees in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk over a period of two years. Over 8000 trees were pplanted last season and there are another 9000 to go from this October 2014 to February 2015. What do you need to do? Provide a site which will take a minimum of 200 whips at 1m spacing. Provide a site that is publicly accessible. Encourage the local community to get involved in the planting and (ideally) the upkeep too. What will Groundworks Essex (who secured the funding) do? Help …

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Sep03

Best Logs for a Woodfire

  What are the best logs for a fire? This poem should tell you more about what wood to look for… Logs to burn, logs to burn, Logs to save the coal a turn Here’s a word to make you wise, When you hear the woodman’s cries. Never heed his usual tale, That he has good logs for sale, But read these lines and really learn the proper kind of logs to burn. OAK logs will warm you well, If they’re old and dry. LARCH logs of pine wood smell, But the sparks will fly. BEECH logs for Christmas time, …

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