Free Trees for Wales

GmB

Member
Location
S.Glos
Just heard on Radio2 that everyone in Wales is to be offered a free tree to plant in their own garden or they can donate it to a larger plantation, all in the name of the global warming job.
The worrying bit was when the report said the planting would begin in March, surly that is the end of the tree planting season? How many trees will not make it through the first summer?
 

Bogweevil

Member
Whoa, what kind of tree, gardens are full of outsize trees, sycamores, chestnuts, native birches, Leyland cypress, that are a menace to their owners and neighbours, then there is subsidence...plenty of opportunities for coppicing and pollarding though. Better to plant well-behaved garden trees or, arguably better, hedges.

In theory a well watered potted tree will survive planting at any season and in Wales it rains almost every day.
 

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
Whoa, what kind of tree, gardens are full of outsize trees, sycamores, chestnuts, native birches, Leyland cypress, that are a menace to their owners and neighbours, then there is subsidence...plenty of opportunities for coppicing and pollarding though. Better to plant well-behaved garden trees or, arguably better, hedges.

In theory a well watered potted tree will survive planting at any season and in Wales it rains almost every day.
No, no, now come on, there's always a spring drought in May to chuff up corn yields. :)
 

Bertram

Member
This is just typical of these free schemes, run by a bunchanumpties from Natural Yoghurt or whatever the current govt organisation has "re-branded" itself as. Manned as ever by identikit worthy young bearded types who have a degree in envirobollox from the University of Polytechnichnowhreshire. And with all that academic knowledge they send us the blo*dy trees in the start of a drought. Did it last year in Devon as a scheme to replenish the dead ash and finally managed to sort themselves out for a delivery in late April, just in time for the dry spell.
 
Whoa, what kind of tree, gardens are full of outsize trees, sycamores, chestnuts, native birches, Leyland cypress, that are a menace to their owners and neighbours, then there is subsidence...plenty of opportunities for coppicing and pollarding though. Better to plant well-behaved garden trees or, arguably better, hedges.

In theory a well watered potted tree will survive planting at any season and in Wales it rains almost every day.
I have been given potted plants from the Woodland trust at the Royal Welsh Show every year, and the majority of them have survived
 

DeeGee

Member
Location
North East Wales
Another typical bloody hare brained idea from the Labour Taffia who couldn’t run a seaside whelk stall.

We have an education system that is always inferior to that of England; our Welsh health service is on its knees:
there are not enough doctors or dentists or care workers or nurses, and our ambulance waiting times are the worst in the UK.

But we have plenty of funds for the upkeep of useless quangos like NRW and the Welsh Boundary Commission and now seemingly enough spare cash to supply bloody trees to every household in Wales.

The lunatics really are running the asylum.
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
Another typical bloody hare brained idea from the Labour Taffia who couldn’t run a seaside whelk stall.

We have an education system that is always inferior to that of England; our Welsh health service is on its knees:
there are not enough doctors or dentists or care workers or nurses, and our ambulance waiting times are the worst in the UK.

But we have plenty of funds for the upkeep of useless quangos like NRW and the Welsh Boundary Commission and now seemingly enough spare cash to supply bloody trees to every household in Wales.

The lunatics really are running the asylum.
Most probably from handouts from UK Government and then say cash strapped in other areas and blame the Tories again?
 

Enfoff

Member
Location
Bourne
Some might remember a similar national campaign in the 70's, along with a slogan.
Plant a tree in '73
Plant some more in '74
Not many alive in '75
Just dead sticks by '76

Can see all the lawyers in 10 years time on the case with all the neighbours sueing each other for light deprivation in their gardens .....

Exactly both of these - I was involved in a legal case where a lady had planted a tree in 73 and one in more in 74. The 74 tree in the back garden died but she was determined to keep the first one even though it blocked out the light from both her house and the neighbours. She was going to chain herself to it to prevent felling. Ironically it blew down in a storm just before it went to court!
 

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