all photos in this article by Sioned Jones Justice or Regime Control?
Sioned Jones managed to get attention in the Irish media, and some UK media, despite the media focus being on Coronavirus, USA election, and post-Brexit developments.
To recap. the first headline was 'Sioned Jones convicted of stealing logs after 20 years of felling non-native trees in Cork'.
Sioned lives in the village of Kilkeal, near Bantry, famous for various ancient megalithic sites and the wonderful Future Forests nursery.
On land above her cottage, the state-owned forestry company Coillte planted a plantation of Sitka spruce, a non-native species that Sioned considered to be a 'dark, dank threat to biodiversity'..
So she got a chainsaw and started cutting, and cutting. She cut few trees at first, then dozens, then hundreds. Then in their place she planted native broadleaf trees, birch, hazel, oak, alder, crab apple and rowan. Sioned ended up engaged a 'guerrilla' re-wilding campaign th…
This is a new hub site that I am constructing to add to my woodland and water caring collection of hubs and portals. This hub is to become a support for my 'Us & Trees' presentation and workshop events, first one happening this 13th November, 2019, at Noon ...poster below.
First, my short bio going into the blurb to introduce the events
John Willmott's passion is encouraging more native tree planting and care. John’s presentation will demonstrate ideas anyone can do to reduce CO2 from the air around them through trees, even if you do not have a garden or field. Through doing so, also create a passion to be more caring with all of our resources.
John is keeper of Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens that includes a large Tree Labyrinth that visitors use for contemplation and re-learning about nature. John carries 63 years of experience in tree, water and landscape folklore, and storytelling that started when he was a child.
Quite a bit of conversation about our CO2 Footprint when Flying?
If you live with mixed biodiversity woods around you, such as your own Tree Sanctuary, you could be well ahead of CO2 absorbed by them in relation to CO2 produced by your home and car travel.
With flights, there seems to be mixed results on this depending on the scientists. The average conclusion seems to be that the CO2 released by an Aer Lingus flight going from Dublin to London one way in about an hour, is the equivalent of an oak tree 10 years or older absorbing CO2 over 4 years.
With 150 people on a flight that breaks down to 20 days of mature Oak CO2 per person per return flight. That’s not bad if we are modest flyers and have access to looking after trees.
A boat and car drive by 2 people is about the same as flight unless the car is shared by 4 people, or take a bus or train instead of drive a car. The car driving from a sea port kicks out the CO2 per person, that was saved during the sea crossing.