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Offline Roger Parsons  
#21 Posted : 14 June 2019 09:05:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Lionel Hutz Go to Quoted Post

Well, to be fair, Devonian started the "Ash" thread, so we should thank him too! By and large, we've got very good people posting here in this forum but (mostly)without the argy-bargy that we sometimes get on UIA.

You are right, Lionel. Thanks Dev - your stuff is always a welcome read - and I was interested to hear of your local horse chestnut survivors.

We have a bonzai horse chestnut tree we grew from a conker and every year we are outraged when it shows signs of leaf miners. A bit of leaf picking solves the small scale problem. However, I will never forget the leaf miner damage I once saw in Romania where an entire avenue of mature horse chestnuts had been attacked. At that time I had not encountered the problem in the UK.

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West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

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#22 Posted : 15 June 2019 09:28:06(UTC)
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Yes, it’s a very pleasant thread to be in - the posters, not the subject!  

I think we need to keep asking questions about what we know and dig deeper to find out more.  (No pun intended)  There are some interesting responses that have raised more questions for me.  I agree humans have introduced pests and diseases, for example we planted forests full of trees after the First World War and I wonder where they came from.

We tend to think of lifetime as being three score years and ten, but for trees it’s hundreds of years and having a little understanding of evolution makes me question what might have affected trees of previous (tree) generations.  We know the climate has changed over the centuries so trees must have adapted and evolved - bearing in mind that one tree generation can be ten times longer than a human generation, do trees have to evolve and adapt ten times more quickly?  What other adaptations have they made?  Disease resistance?  We didn’t understand the science of pathogens hundreds of years ago.

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Market Warsop, North Nottinghamshire.

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Offline Roger Parsons  
#23 Posted : 08 July 2019 10:53:06(UTC)
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This struck me a relevant story: some stunning images...
The plants suited to climate change:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/HVJMVYKmjp/seeds-of-life


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West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)

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