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.