Darkness Into Blight

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Miriam Delaney tweetz:

Nenagh’s Dark Road – Before and After!! Seriously, what could justify this?

Meanwhile…

Anyone?

31 thoughts on “Darkness Into Blight

  1. Junkface

    Ireland has the lowest percentage of Forestry land in the EU according to a Euronews piece the other day, its at 10 to 12%. There was a time long ago (8000 years ago) when Ireland was 100% Forests. Apparently farmers can make more money and leave less carbon footprint by converting large farmland to Forests again. The Government need to push these ideas harder.

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    1. Col

      I’ve always thought a large forest/ wind farm could double as a public park with trails, jogging routes, maybe a coffee shop.
      Could bring jobs and investment to somewhere like the midlands.

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    2. ReproBertie

      Not wanting to disagree with you on improving the forestation levels in Ireland but 8,000 years ago Ireland was not 100% forests.

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    3. Joe

      Many farmers dont have vison or the care to put in a bit of effort to change what they are used to doing. If I had land it would be forestry in a year beat, 80% for recreation and 30% managed for fuel.

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  2. fFs

    The fact that they didn’t chop them down completely is strange – they look like horse chestnuts. Bleeding canker is a growing problem at the mo, could be that?

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    1. George

      It’s a fairly horrible practice called topping which leads to mutilated trees with big trunks and weedy branches.

      I’m pretty sure it has been done because local authorities see roads as more important than trees and in a storm a tree or branch could fall into the road.

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      1. Nigel

        Which is stupid, if so. A branch will block a road for a while, but won’t damage it. Those trees provide shelter, drainage, and soil stability for the whole year, to say nothing of the aesthetic appearance and the contribution to bioddiversity.

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        1. Cian

          There are a handful of people killed each year by fallen branches – usually in storms. Granted – that doesn’t damage the road – but I’d say the families are a bit upset.

          These trees are still (to my untrained eye) alive – they will continue to grow and provide drainage, and soil stability – the shelter part may take another 12 months.

          The aesthetics is bloody awful.

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          1. George

            The people killed in storms are the ones who ignore the advice and are driving when they shouldn’t be.

            And 12 months? Nope, do you have any idea how long trees take to grow? They’ve hacked most of them back to sticks. A crude job and very poor management of these trees.

          2. ReproBertie

            It’s prime nesting season which is why hedge cutting is not permitted between March 1st and August 30th. Destruction like this has an impact on the bird population, not only as a source of shelter but also for food.

          3. Nigel

            Well, as a result oif this sort of topping, the tree will put out new branches which will be inherently weaker and pose a serious risk of falling off, and not just during severe storms, a few years down the line. The indiscriminate nature of the topping certainly suggests no actual assessment of the trees and the branches was carried out, and if it had and some of them were found to be at risk, no-one would object to professional pruning in such circumstances.

  3. Jake38

    I suspect “health and safety” and the compo culture, in all likelihood are the causes of this destruction.

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  4. Dr.Fart MD

    county councils are the fuppin worst. all they do is block things from happening and chopping down trees. has anyone got a positive story about the actions of a county council? i highly doubt it.

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  5. Gabby

    I think I shall never see
    A poem more beautiful than a tree
    etc etc
    But what happened near Nenagh requires a Limerick.

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  6. Henrietta Fox

    I believe it’s to do with implementing 5G. As 5G is suppose to be very dangerous and liable to fry everything in its path they don’t want you to see how it kills the trees in case people object to it. That’s what i’ve heard anyway. Google it to find out more about the dangers of 5G. Here is a link to a petition to try to stop it before it’s too late. https://www.change.org/p/leah-presley-stop-5g?signed=true

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    1. deluded

      Yeah, that makes more sense.
      All joking aside, we have many historical examples of the dangers of some products being down-played and ignored, it stands to reason that some people are not so blasé about introducing new technology.
      https://mythbusters.fandom.com/wiki/Tooth_Fillings_Radio_Myth (sorry for the poor link, there are more, if I had time to sieve through them)
      … it’s not the first time we have heard instances of broadcasting with high energy having noticeable effects.

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    2. Henrietta Fox

      I believe it’s to do with implementing 5G. As 5G is suppose to be very dangerous and liable to fry everything in its path they don’t want you to see how it kills the trees in case people object to it. That’s what i’ve heard anyway. Google it to find out more about the dangers of 5G. Here is a link to a petition to try to stop it before it’s too late. https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/stop-5g

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