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Post by Hairyloon on 31st March 2010, 10:33 pm

Do the really extreme treehuggers actually exist?
Those that believe that trees should not be cut down at all.

I've been chopping up some windblown trees, and I've just realised that I can honestly say that no trees have been felled in the production of this timber.

I don't think it is a particularly brilliant marketting idea, but it made me smile. Wink
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Post by Compostwoman on 31st March 2010, 10:53 pm

Well...

We own a small woodland

We coppice it for various products and fell larger trees for firewood...thus opening up areas for new growth and different understory and ground and shrub layer to grow and flourish....

We also actively manage it, so any trees which are ailing get the chop...although we do leave some trunks to decay so woodpeckers, beetles etc can have some fun..

we leave lots of brash and log piles around for habitats..

we lay hedges and plant new trees and other flora to help our natural woodland flora and fauna

*WE* think what we do is a JOLLY GOOD THING for wildlife, given that we live as an oasis of natural wildlife nature reserve, organically run, but surrounded by a sea of "conventional" ( ie sprayed) farmland...

But yes I have been accused of being a tree murderer before now, by those who might be described as the more extreme branch of the treehugger brigade....

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Post by Hairyloon on 31st March 2010, 11:04 pm

You know and I know that a woodland really benefits from good management.
If people choose to believe silly ideas, they are entitled to do so.
If that restricts their options on things that they need, then that is their choice...
So do you reckon I should charge them extra for it?
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Post by Compostwoman on 31st March 2010, 11:12 pm

YES! why not? I would definitely make it a feature ( natural felled timber? natural death timber?) if you can make some extra dosh out of it...

I would! with the coppice stuff for chairs and yurts etc...( well, only to silly ......"treehugger" types...not to serious people who want to make chairs, yurts etc for a reason, not just to be " now")

Sorry if I sound a bit bitter ..have had to have a tussle with my conscience vs my bank balance recently with a bunch of people wanting to pay me good money, but I didn't like what they wanted me to do, so I said no...

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Post by Hairyloon on 1st April 2010, 12:28 am

Compostwoman wrote:YES! why not?
Need to find them first. I'm not too great at marketing.
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Post by Compostwoman on 1st April 2010, 12:33 am

I'm not too great at marketing.

Well...erm......learn.....

Its hard but neccessary I am afraid, if you are self employed...

I have lines I will not cross...and the last request for work stuff in my wood was over my line ...but apart from that I am willing to try to do most requests for stuff in my (or somewhere else) wood

If you want to make some kind of living...you need to learn to market yourself....however cringe making it may feel to do so....


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Post by Hairyloon on 1st April 2010, 1:59 am

Nah. I just need to hire a good front man. Wink
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Post by polgara on 1st April 2010, 8:21 am

In answer to the original question Hairy, yes I am sure they do. They are usualy the townie type who see a wild tree once a year.
The people who know about the country & trees etc are the ones who know the advantage of such things as coppicing & clearing, and different habitats.
CW well done for sticking to your principles.
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Post by Dandelion on 1st April 2010, 9:38 am

When we were in our twenties (i.e. many years ago!) we lived in a victorian cottage in Windsor. We could see one tree from our 'industrial revolution' back yard, and when we found out that there was a plan to cut it down we ...er... may have sneaked into the garden overnight and left a message pinned to the tree, to the effect that we liked the treeand didn't want it cut down. In our defence, we didn't hug the tree or tie ourselves to it - and it still got cut down!

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