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.
Its Election Campaigning time in Britain when all party leaders are competing for votes through offering people what they want to here. For some reason people always forget that these promises are never kept.
For the Brexit Party Contract, Nigal Farage, has announced a plan to plant billions of trees to absorb CO2. No mention where. He just says 'all over the world'? Farage is trying to get Climate denier Donald Trump on board.
One one hand, I am delighted that a politician party leader regards tree planting as something that the public want to hear. A couple of days previous, he did not seem to know what a tree is. This seems to be purely votes phishing.
Are Mass Plantings of Trees good for our Planet Earth?
What do you feel about these mass planting programs? With the Farage plan I imagine his plicy would include masses of biodiversity killing monoculture. If he attempted native mixed species forestry I can imagine the wrong species in the wrong places, and when that happens…