I’m a huge supporter of the Woodland Trust and believe that as a society we’ve gone ‘wrong’ with our thinking about ‘green areas’.
Let me explain…
In the UK, we’re building more and more houses and destroying ‘green belt’ land. The UK government says that we need more housing but refuses to acknowledge that we need ‘drain-off’ areas when we get the inevitable downpours that seem to plague us at the moment.
More houses, more concrete, less drain-off, more flooding!
It’s a simple fact and I live in Malton (North Yorkshire) which has had dreadful floods in the past that have ruined lives. It’s obvious what needs to be done, but we don’t do the right thing!
Well, I’ll leave you to speculate on market forces, but the point of my post was to highlight the Woodland Trust’s ‘Help Us Plant Trees For Free This Spring‘ campaign.
I’m lucky to have many Woodland Trust woods near to where I live and I’ve planned to leave a substantial legacy in my Will to this worthy charity.
Whatever you think, please spend a few minutes contemplating YOUR lifestyle and the impact you have on the world around you.
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