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    john ledger Guest

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    Not only are the rivers drying up but our trees(elms and oaks) are now beginning to die and i have no doubt in my mind this is the beginning of the end for life as we have known it in this country.
    We have now had three consecutive droughts and another dry winter and it will be standpipes in winter.

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    Ian Cloke Guest

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    Mountain Ash are dying in the woods local to me John(

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    john ledger Guest

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    Yes its true Ian also the Birch is an endangered species.The fellow who was talking about the trees was an expert from Kew Gardens.
    I have a Mountain Ash at the bottom of my garden and its a beautifull tree.
    This current weather is no good for man nor beast

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    Fred Bonney Guest

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    Are you sure they're dying?
    It's natural for trees to shed leaves, in times of drought.
    www.rfs.org.uk

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    BAZ (Angel of the North) aka Fester Guest

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    I am dreading the Autumn and Winter.
    The reason being that the trees at the moment are getting very little moisture to strengthen them against the Autumn and Winter gales. This is the time they should be building their strength up.

    Once we do get into the Autumn and Winter the trees will be too weak to withstand any severe weather including rain. And down they will come.


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    Fred Bonney Guest

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    That's why they're shedding leaves Baz, so they put all their strength into the roots.


    Doom doom we're all doomed!

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    Ian Cloke Guest

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    Fred, the trees are dying mate, they haven't had any leaves on them this year, and the branches/trunk are VERY brittle and easy to break.

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    Fred Bonney Guest

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    That's dead then! ;o)
    Ok,I agree to some extent, as I have recently noticed, that there were more dead younger trees in the hedgerows.

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    If I remember rightly, a mature oak tree, requires 375 gallons of water PER DAY to survive !!!.
    Some people are so poor, that all they have is money

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    so chop down all the oaks and our water shortage problems are over

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