Posts made in April, 2013

Dealing with Excavations within the Root Protection Areas (RPA).

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Arboriculture, Root protection areas, Urban Trees | 0 comments

Dealing with Excavations within the Root Protection Areas (RPA).

Dealing with Excavations within the RPA. Using any type of mechanical digger within  root protection areas or RPA, will damage roots. So to avoid damage to roots, hand tools should be used such as forks and spades. Air spades which use compressed air may be a better solution to hand digging in some instances. Air spades use compressed air and are much less likely to damage the tree roots. Care should be taken to minimise the disturbance to the roots beyond the work area. Ground protection sheets can stop compaction by wheel barrows and site operators. Also ground protection sheets can be...

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Hedgerow Workshop

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Arboriculture, Ecology, Landscape, Landscape Character Assessment | 0 comments

This Saturday 20th April, 2013 Transition Wadhurst will meet at the Sparrows Green Pavillion at 230pm. The talk will be by Matt from The High Weald Landscape Trust. Then 3pm to 430 pm we will look at some historic landscape features such as old hedgerows. Join us to walk along some of the old historic hedgerows in East Sussex and learn about our amazing botanical heritage. Come along to spot Wild primroses, Foxglove, Dog Violets and other early spring plants. Ancient hedgerows are often located on hedge banks with ditches. They can form old boundaries to fields and Parklands, such as deer...

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Cold weather kills wildlife

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Climate change, Ecology, Landscape, Weather | 0 comments

Cold weather kills wildlife

In the UK, it has been the longest winter since 1962. We have also had a colder March than the previous months of December 2012, January 2013 and February 2103. Plus, in March 2013 we had the coldest optimum temperature since recordings began in 1910. So, should we worry about the effects, not only on us but also on nature and wildlife?  Hedgehogs When we first moved here, hedgehogs were a frequent visitor to our garden. They used to breed in our garden and congregate on our patio in the Summer months. However, hedgehogs are here no longer; they are no longer animals that are sighted by...

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