alan lodge [tash] | 24.01.2005 20:22 | Ecology
Went out for a weekends tree planting with 'Treesponsibility'. Folks from the local area, Leeds, Nottingham contributed their labour at Lower Benthead Farm about 5 miles north of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
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Treesponsibility in Calderdale is a not-for profit community group, based on mutual accountability and consensus. They have a small 'core' group of members with a wider circle of people who subscribe to our newsletter and turn up to tree plantings. So far, managed to plant about 40,000 trees and hedge plants.
The two picture 'strips' at the end of this entry, are designed to show you the stages of effecient tree planting. There is lots to do.
They aim to:-
1. encourage, empower and enable people to take responsibility for their own carbon dioxide emissions through tree-planting, as one urgent response to climate change
2. bring back our lost woodlands and hedgerows to increase biodiversity
3. spread the idea and practice of land-connectedness, co-operation and community as a possible future, and the most sensible way out of the present environmental crisis. We can each choose not to contribute to global warming. Instead, we can contribute to climate change of a rather different kind - a shift towards connectedness, community and love of the land. We also intend to have fun, while we're doing all this!
They, and groups like them, need more voluteers. So, please get involved. Find what you can do in your own areas!
PO Box 38, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8YR
Telephone / fax: 01422 843222
Full picture set on my FotoBlog at: http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=329552
Piccys of what the landscape there looks like now at: http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=329536
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