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Climate Change: Just Cool It

In order to become net-zero we must look to absorb carbon emissions by planting trees. Please tell us if you think there are any barriers to doing this

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  • NAC worker / resident
    NAC worker / resident  • 2019-09-05 12:21:29

    Longer term care of the trees would be a barrier, but this should not stop or hinder today's want and need to plant more trees. there is so much green land that could accommodate more trees. Roundabouts, park areas, grass verges next to car parks. Promoting tree planting within residents gardens, communal areas.

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  • naomi
    naomi  • 2019-09-10 15:30:39

    Nope . Get on the case already! We need to ensure that we have enough seedlings to go around as well, and then we need to plant extensively! With all of the money that farmers get to keep ridiculously inefficient and co2 producing livestock, perhaps instead we could train them in forest management and planting?! Or all the oil workers since we need to divest from the oil industry immediately. We will have lots of new green jobs, for lots of skilled workers from redundant industries and so things should map over very well. Enough talking, action now. We don't have time to mull this over, we need to act and then deal with the fallout as it happens. Because the alternative is end game for all of us.

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  • H Mc Irvine
    H Mc Irvine  • 2019-09-04 16:15:44

    I think there should be a more strategic approach to this subject. Areas need to be set aside for this purpose and I think getting the community involved would be a great idea - get the school children and local community groups to plant the trees or have council staff volunteer to plant them. There needs to be a decision made on who is going to be responsible for the trees in the future and what they are going to be used for - is it possible to use them for biofuel?

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  • Jim Heaney
    Jim Heaney  • 2019-09-04 13:33:12

    there are plenty of spaces available to plant trees - however, the management of trees is a complicated topic that would require specialist consideration.
    Small trees of today are massive trees of the future, each carrying a responsibility and liability for the council.

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