I often get annoyed when people get all worked up about things like grey squirrels. Fair enough they are a pest and harm our native reds but I wonder what has caused more harm. Humans destroying the majority of wild habitat in Britain over the years or humans introducing a new species.
I was monitoring the removal of an perfectly good mature Beech tree the other day. The tree was being removed because it was blocking light from reaching a conservatory during certain hours of the day. I had fought to have the tree reduced which would have solved the situation but then the health and safety demon was raised and kids playing in the garden getting hit by a piece of deadwood and that was that.
In the end a tree of 150 years was removed to get 2 hours of light during the day when most people are at work.
There was a climbing frame under the tree which looked like it had not been used in years probably since the games console came into the house.
It is not looking good for us as a race when the majority are more worried about light in our conservatory than something which provides oxygen for our planet.
People are more connected to the tv, games console or car than the forests and oceans.
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