SIMON'S PIECE - TIMBER!

Simon’s Piece – TIMBER!

Look closely at this super kitchen and you can see what can be achieved with beams cut from Douglas Fir trees grown in this country. Increasingly architects are designing buildings with wood rather than steel because of its much lower carbon footprint and long- term sustainability.

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Stara Woods at War

Stara Woods At War

At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the UK was importing over 94% of its timber with supplies coming from the Baltic and the British Empire.

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Not the End of the World’

Simon’s Piece

This month I am giving a plug for a recently published book by Data Analyst Dr Hannah Ritchie. ‘Not the End of the World’ is a really important book. For decades we have been bombarded with TV and media articles telling us how imperilled we all are by the many environmental crises and how hopeless we are at trying to solve them.

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PIERS’ WORKING BEES REPORT

A Short note from Anne January 2024

Apologies from the Stara crew this month. A combination of a festive working bee (or in other words less work more eating and talking) and very sleepy dormice, there is little news from your favourite conservation project this month.

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Piers’ Working Party Report January 2024

Autumn with its storms now seem long past and as I write we are into an extended spell of clear, frosty weather. The New Year Working Bee saw similar weather which was a welcome change and with the river dropping from very high levels we had a chance to get into the woods and get busy.

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