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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthorbiffvernon
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2007
    Sometimes the greenest thing is not to build at all, or at least build it somewhere else. Here's an example:



    In Salisbury this week, trees are about to be felled any day now to make way for the new Council Offices development and ridiculous glass office extension, that will not only be costly to built but very bad for the environment and CO2 levels. This will destroy forever a WALLED GARDEN THAT’S MORE THAN 300YEARS OLD, with two 18th Century walls, many beautiful big trees aging from 50-150 years, and inside the garden is a Victorian fountain at the centre of SALISBURYS ONLY PUBLIC POND!!

    Tree’s to be felled include: Hornbeam, huge triple trunked tree, estimated 80years but grown up from an even older stump that’s possibly 150 years old. Also home to soon to be nesting bats. Sweet Chestnut, huge, about 70years old, Goats Willow, Pussy Willow, Sycamores, Hawthorn, 3 Yew trees, 3Apple trees, A Pear tree, Prunus and a Wellingtonia. There are also two other Hornbeams, one already cut down to a stump and the other half felled. Also an Oak and an Atlas Cedar / Cedar Atlantian will alledgedly be “saved”, but we cant see that they will remain unscathed as they are right in the centre of what will be the main works access to the soon-to-be building site.

    The project seemed to be on hold, but now they are pushing ahead to fell the tree’s JUST IN CASE the development project goes ahead. It’s a great shame, as this garden is very old, more than 300 years and has fondly been known to Salisbury’s children as “The Secret Garden” for generations untold.

    Please please come and help if you can, apparently they may have to cut down the remaining Hornbeam before next Thursday as that’s the DEFRA deadline as after that the bats will start nesting, so it may not even take that long. There are only 2-3 of us here, we desperately need more numbers- however many for however long/ short could really mean the difference of success/ failure. They were clearing bushes today and will fell the trees any day now or next week.

    Please contact
    • CommentAuthorRosemary
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2007
    Do the bats work by human calendars? I doubt it. The rules may say they start nesting (roosting?) on March 1 but in a warm winter like this one can we hope they are already there and therefore not to be disturbed?
      CommentAuthorKeith Hall
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2007
    Are there no TPO's on the trees Biff? I guess if there were the council will have shreadded them long ago!
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