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LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,156
edited December 2020 in Wildlife gardening
A long campaign to improve biodiversity (and reduce maintenance costs) on new highways and bypasses has finally borne fruit, and it's all to do with soil.

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Wildflower meadows to line England's new roads in boost for biodiversity | Wildlife | The Guardian

On the verge: a quiet roadside revolution is boosting wildflowers | Environment | The Guardian

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 19,273
    I’m glad that you have some good news to report, Loxley.

    I have just been for a stroll near Bakewell golf club.  A bunch of old men (“The Committee”) have taken it upon themselves to turn a marshy hillside, which was covered in rough, tussocky grass, dozens of mature hawthorn trees and a number of adolescent oak trees, into “pastureland”.


    In order to achieve this nirvana, and no doubt to bring in imaginary rent for the golf club, they have wantonly hacked down almost every tree on the hill. And left them lying where they fell. What madness. What stupidity. 

    That hillside was home to any number of nesting birds and wild animals. It’s never going to be pastureland. 

    Idiots. 
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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