[Diggers350] Fwd: Forests petition

ilyan ilyan.thomas at virgin.net
Sun Jul 1 23:58:26 BST 2012

the rate at which new diseases are attacking trees might mean that 
selling to some stupid rich capitalist who does not know the 
implications of that would be in the National Interest.

If you do not start felling all the oaks for a couple of miles around 
those English Oaks now infected with that vicious itchycoo moth you 
might be in for a lifetime of itching.

Move to greenland?


On 01/07/12 15:57, Darren wrote:
> I guess the pressure helps.....
> 38 Degrees Logo
> Dear Darren,
> Not again! There are worrying rumours of a behind-the-scenes effort to
> revive plans to sell off England’s woodlands. We may have less than a
> week to stop them and keep our forests safe for future generations.
> Next week, the government's forest panel will publish a new report on
> the future of our woodlands. [1] Rumours are circulating that some panel
> members want to clear the way for a fresh sell-off. We’ve got a few days
> to persuade the rest of them to block this new threat to our beautiful
> woodlands.
> Please add your name to the urgent petition now, and then forward this
> email to your family and friends. We’ll do an emergency delivery to each
> of the panel members before next Wednesday:
> https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/keep-our-woods-safe
> It's a bit depressing that anyone still thinks selling off England's
> woodlands is a good idea! But it's not all that surprising - the
> government forest panel includes vested interests from the private
> timber industry. [2] A huge people powered petition could help sway
> undecided panel members and make sure these vested interests don't win 
> out.
> Our woodlands are at their best at this time of year. Animals and plants
> are flourishing. A new generation of children is learning to ride bikes
> and climb trees. For those of us that live in cities and towns,
> woodlands give us a chance to slow down and enjoy nature. And for tens
> of thousands of people, jobs in forests pay their wages. [3] That's why
> last year, half a million of us stood together to stop them being sold
> off. [4]
> The next few days are crucial to protect these beautiful wild places -
> please sign the emergency petition now:
> https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/keep-our-woods-safe
> Thanks for being involved,
> Hannah, Marie, Cian, David, Becky, James, David T, Belinda and the 38
> Degrees team
> PS: The government has already stated publicly that up to 40,000
> hectares of woodland could be put up for sale again within weeks of this
> report being published. We can't let this start again! Please sign the
> petition now: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/keep-our-woods-safe
> [1] DEFRA: Independent Panel on Forestry
> http://www.defra.gov.uk/rural/forestry/
> [2] DEFRA: Independent Panel on Forestry Panel members’ biographies
> http://www.defra.gov.uk/forestrypanel/about/members/
> [3] Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology postnote: UK Trees
> and Forests http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/postpn275.pdf
> [4] The Independent: Forest farce: Cameron to axe sell-off policy
> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/forest-farce-cameron-to-axe-selloff-policy-2217131.html
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