As 1000s of ash trees burn, another 8o million trees in Britain are under threat from the virulent fungal disease Chalara fraxinea. Originating in Poland in 1992, we all wonder why measures have not been put in place before to minimise the impact. The spores spread the disease which can travel up to 30km so the prognosis is grim for our wonderful woodlands which contain 30% ash.
The news that UK ash trees are under threat from a deadly fungus spread from Denmark is alarming. The fungus has decimated the Danish ash by 90%.
30% of our woodland is ash so the effects would be catastrophic – first identified in Norfolk the fungus is now under close scrutiny. Watch out for signs – die back on branches, black leaves, dark brown markings on the trunk.
An easy to understand summary of likely toxics you have in your home that can cause harmful effects.
Can scientists repay the compliment from artists?
Forbidden City, Beijing
If there is only the real truth to an individual, rather than a divine/ultimate truth, then the writing of history is always a re-writing of history, no matter who or what you are? Agree?
Looking at things from a different perspective.
The back of this old, gold frame is much more beautiful and intriguing than the front. The story of the many pictures that have been attached, stared at and removed, written in the old tape, glue and filth.
Yes, the good folks at University of Central Lancashire have decided that the artist/ enigma can stay a little longer and continue her research into toxicology.
Photograph shows some of the university lecturers up the tv tower in Beijing – the smog was so bad that the view inside the tower was better than outside, which was a shame as we had only just landed in China.
I am currently investigating air quality in our homes. Please tell me about yours.
Just read an article about the growth of digital art and the potential death of the physical in Culture Lab.
I am currently wrestling with the notion of creating art, but not adding more things to our mountain of stuff. As a sculptor you can appreciate, hopefully, this is difficult, especially when I enjoy the sense of touch so deeply. Current thinking is to satisfy the innate need with either developing artistic responses only with existing materials or projecting imagery onto a few selected forms. The second idea aims to create multiple readings of the same piece but touching would be limited.