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Famous Sycamore Gap tree at Hadrian’s Wall found cut down

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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    edited October 2023
    As a strong environmentalist, I cannot understand many of JSO's acts. If anyone should be disrupted it is the people who decide on legislation. As it's only with legislation that change will finally happen. What use is there in **** people off and turning them against you? It's just used as ammunition against their reasonable cause.

    That said, for this to be the act of an environmentalist group I would either suspect a false flag or someone devoid of all logic.
    There are far too many cars on the roads, that's a fact, some households have 3/4, it's 'unsustainable'. They should be taxing second and third cars more. Public transport is a 'rip off', empty buses, trains etc. (I know there are regional issues).
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,670 Scope online community team
    Indeed, many people feel pushed to use cars because there's no alternative.

    Me and my partner have tried for so long to not have a car, but we're going to have to get one early next year because of bus route cuts in our area.

    Always amazes me when I go to the Netherlands and it's like someone actually put some thought into their public transport system. The trains, buses, pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, they all connect.

    In some areas around my town they've implemented cycle lanes... except they randomly stop, start, some are just a thin line of paint on the roadside. It's like no thought has been put into it and there's no coordination between local authorities to connect up their infrastructure. It's all done in the local area with little mind given to people needing to travel between local authorities.
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  • C_J
    C_J Community member Posts: 715 Pioneering
    @Jimm_Scope I fully agree I gave up driving for a while and used the bus but when my mum became ill as she lives a fair distance away it was next to impossible to find a bus to get too where she lives as most of the buses stopped running I also noticed that even the bus to town had gone up in price matching what it would cost to take a car anyway so it was logical for me to buy another car.

    I have to admit although my car is a few years old it is economical and is ULEZ which surprised me.
  • pinklady25
    pinklady25 Community member Posts: 118 Courageous
    I dont see a reason why they cut that tree down but I wish someone would cut the trees down opposite my house they are way to tall makes all my house very dark and now can't see the sea unless you are up stairs 
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 723 Pioneering
    edited October 2023
    . Not sure I know many 16 year olds who are professional arborists. If it was the 16 year old he'd have a good career after his fine/sentence.


    Is what I said above ... 

    I was using a chainsaw at 14 to fell and sned trees.  Started my own business in the forestry at 16.
    Technically arborists start at the top and work down, then charge extortionate rates  :|

    I dread to think how many OAP's we helped with trees for a couple of hundred £££'s, some cake and a mug of tea when 'tree surgeons' wanted over a grand.  

    A decent forestry worker can put any size tree within a foot from the base ... an arborist is ...


  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,670 Scope online community team
    If your car was made after 2015 it's almost certainly ULEZ compliant. 

    Even older if it's petrol. I think most  petrol cars made after 2006 are ULEZ compliant, whereas diesel cars were only made to ULEZ standards after 2015.

    Remember when they told you in the 00s that diesel cars were more environmentally friendly? It's cause back then they weren't required to mention particulate emissions. They are more "friendly" in that they emit far less carbon Dioxide (CO2), but they emit far more particulate matter (PM) which is terribly damaging for peoples health. It's why diesel cars are much harder to reach ULEZ requirements.
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,606 Disability Gamechanger
    ULEZ is more about NOx than particulates.  Diesels have had particulate filters for 20 years.  Petrols also now have particulate filters to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions.

    Ironically, NOx is created during a lean air/fuel ratio (burning less fuel) - the exact reason that diesels produce less CO2 is the reason that they produce more NOx!

    Diesels have had EGR valves to reduce NOx for about 30 years, but they weren't controlled particularly well until about 10 years ago when lambda sensors began being fitted to them.  Even with that improved control, EGR alone couldn't get NOx low enough for Euro 6 regulations, so now we have AdBlue alongside EGR.

    Particulates and NOx are both very low on Euro6 vehicles but we have reached the limits of emission reduction for internal combustion.  (At the end of the day, burning anything will produce emissions!).  The Euro 7 emissions limits are likely to make new petrol and diesel vehicles unviable when they are introduced, especially for smaller models with very tight profit margins.
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    They've found a 'chainsaw' in a barn owned by the previous landowner, apparently there was a land dispute that concluded recently.  

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