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  • Oak Tree; Natures greatest survivor

    Really good, interesting documentary. Split into seasons, and the ways an oak tree copes with the different challenges presented by the changing year. Advances in technology have opened up windows into tree mechanics which could only have been dreamed about even a decade ago. Nice to see my favourite tree The Bowthorpe Oak get a big old heads up as one of the truly ancient oaks in this land. I'd recommend a wander through the woods after watching this to get your circulation going again, as it's 90 mins long.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=Oak%20Tree%3A%20Nature's%20Greatest%20Sur vivor
    Everyone tear down your own little wall
    That keeps you from being a part of it all
    Because you've got to be one with the one and all
    You've just got to be close to it all

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    Can´t get BBC here so I'll stick with this

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    • #3
      Ha ha! Did it ever catch on? Nice move down the aisle.
      Everyone tear down your own little wall
      That keeps you from being a part of it all
      Because you've got to be one with the one and all
      You've just got to be close to it all

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      • #4
        Interesting to see how many different Galls there are. I've heard a lot about galls because I work with someone whose brother is a member of The British Plants Gall Society. You wouldn't believe such a society existed unless you knew someone associated with it.
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        • #5



          I visited the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest when I was 12 and felt a bit sorry for it then, all propped up with sticks

          It must be absolutely shagged out now. surely there must be a campaign to chop it down mercifully?
          Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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          • #6
            All this reminds me of is I have to get the chainsaw out and trim all the trees back in our copse before the winds come.
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            • #7
              Your workmate's brother sounds like a fun guy. Fungi. Geddit??!!!

              I've waited more than 30 years to bring that joke out for a second airing. I hope it's had a nice day out.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by peretti View Post
                Your workmate's brother sounds like a fun guy. Fungi. Geddit??!!!

                I've waited more than 30 years to bring that joke out for a second airing. I hope it's had a nice day out.
                If that joke has to wait 30 years for it's next airing it won't be a day too soon. In fact, this second airing has probably taken quite a bit out of it. Perhaps it should be retired? Nice to know there are still people who have respect for the old jokes.
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                • #9
                  Probably a couple of times a year, I'll knock on someones front door with a work colleague and the conversation goes something like this;
                  "Morning, we've come to do some work on the tree overhanging your property"
                  "Oh really? So are you tree fellers then?"
                  " We do fell trees sometimes, yes"
                  "Well how come there's only two of you"
                  Nowadays met with a blank expression as the loneliest tumbleweed in the world rolls by, wondering how it ever ended up on completely the wrong continent.
                  Everyone tear down your own little wall
                  That keeps you from being a part of it all
                  Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                  You've just got to be close to it all

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by treeboy View Post
                    Probably a couple of times a year, I'll knock on someones front door with a work colleague and the conversation goes something like this;
                    "Morning, we've come to do some work on the tree overhanging your property"
                    "Oh really? So are you tree fellers then?"
                    " We do fell trees sometimes, yes"
                    "Well how come there's only two of you"
                    Nowadays met with a blank expression as the loneliest tumbleweed in the world rolls by, wondering how it ever ended up on completely the wrong continent.
                    Are you at the central office or do you work with a branch?

                    Do you do rare specialist trees or stick with the poplar ones?

                    Have you got 99 problems but a beech ain´t one?

                    Should we spinney this out, or would you get sycamore tree jokes?
                    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                    • #11
                      Call the copse!
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                      • #12


                        Have you ever done this, Treeboy?

                        I knew a tree surgeon once who told me it was easier than you might think
                        Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                        • #13
                          That my friend, is evolution in a nutshell.
                          Watched it at least a dozen times and I'm still laughing like a drain. It's the chap in the middle performing the perfect backward somersault from a sitting position that gets me. Youtube is littered with epic tree fails, but that one is truly hillarious

                          No, I haven't by the way.
                          Everyone tear down your own little wall
                          That keeps you from being a part of it all
                          Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                          You've just got to be close to it all

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                          • #14
                            Even funnier is how the right hand one of the Three Stooges hides his head in shame of being associated with such a pair of plonkers.
                            Everyone tear down your own little wall
                            That keeps you from being a part of it all
                            Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                            You've just got to be close to it all

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                            • #15
                              We were forced to cut back and indeed down a lot of trees in a copse we rent because of a neighbour complaining of leaves in her garden (before the wife took it on it was full of litter and frequent fires by kids and we live in the country for fucks sake). Anyway I have no tree felling experience and surprised I didn't kill myself in the long process of doing it (and its bloody hard work with a lidl chainsaw).

                              The result was as we did a lot of work the council felled what other trees were left for free, unfortunately they did a half assed job which means I have to cut them back every couple of years as the branches grow and water gets in at the top of the trees causing the branches to snap onto nearby properties. The one moral of the story is after we cleared a lot of trees the old lady put an over hang thing on the side of her house by the back door for whatever reason, probably leaves (unsecured to the ground I might add, just bolted on to the side of her house) and a couple of years ago in high winds it ripped the whole side of her house off, I mean the whole outer wall came tumbling down. The irony being if the trees were there this would have never happened and after rebuilding she moved out shortly afterwards (she never cleared the rubble that came onto our side either). I'd describe her in unflattering terms but that's not my bag. So the moral, well just be nice and if you live in the country learn to love leaves...
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