Friday, 22 June 2012

Neat is Murder

I have a lack of understanding of the local authority's environmental approach - cut the grass when it's p*ssed down for days and leave the area like the Somme; 'manage' perfectly healthy trees and shrubs; and 'trim' and 'tidy' set-aside areas that need nothing but to be left in peace.

As a non-arborealist, this type of behaviour boils my proverbial.  In times of cut backs, they could start by not cutting back anything that's green with leaves and doesn't move.

And so I was interested in a website highlighted by learned naturalist, Tim Sexton in his blog.

Get involved and encourage the council 'experts' to leave what can be left well alone just that.

It saves them money, reduces their carbon footprint and lets the wildlife flourish.

Here endeth today's lesson.


  1. Morpeth is just as bad, on High House lane grows Crow garlic on the road side, one of only a handful of sites in the vice county and it gets flattened every year, the more open grassland areas would benefit from mowing walkable strips and leaving the rest as there are many mature native trees to negotiate all have bark damage where the mowers have hit them in their haste to get to the next bit of green area. Around Stobswood only a metre is cut from the road verge and the rest is left. I have already e-mailed plantlife, there is a link on sedgedenum warblers blog.