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December 2010

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Do trees on the streets make people happy?

  “It is almost an accepted wisdom that a property positioned on a pretty tree-lined street surrounded by shrubbery is more appealing than its counterpart on a concrete-clad bare and barren road.” The Big Tree Plant will plant one million trees in urban areas over the four years See the rest at BBC NEWS magazine [...]

We’re still here somewhere.

We’re still here somewhere.

Wooplaw is somewhere under the white stuff just now. “The University of Dundee’s satellite receiving station captured this image of how the heavy snow of the past week has affected the UK. The picture, which was received at 1145 GMT on Thursday from Nasa satellite Terra, shows almost the entire country covered by a blanket [...]

Cabin Fever ?

Cabin Fever ?

Non-wood forest products from conifers. Maybe less than eight hours of daylight each day and a couple of feet of snow outside for nearly a week  is beginning to affect me but I found THIS paper fascinating. Possibly we could distill a little resin.  “The resin harvested from various species of Pinus is undoubtedly the oldest and [...]