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1 hour ago, AHPP said:

Oh for god's sake. Grow something if you want some habitat. Driving brash bales tens/hundreds of miles so someone can look eco-friendly is bullshit.

Unnecessary comment.  Particularly given that you've no idea of context.  Sticking a few whips in the ground does not constitute habitat creation.  No matter what the funders tell you.

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9 minutes ago, ocntyrone said:

you've no idea of context

Tell us.

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2 hours ago, AHPP said:

Oh for god's sake. Grow something if you want some habitat. Driving brash bales tens/hundreds of miles so someone can look eco-friendly is bullshit.

Deadwood provides ecological niches that are becoming increasingly rare because of our habit of 'tidying' everything up. Standing deadwood is rare enough that a some of the woodland management schemes/grants require ring-barking trees to kill them to provide that habitat for flora and fauna. 

 

These brash bales provide a short term habitat similar to the branchwood of a naturally fallen tree in a wood. It's acceptably a short term habitat, different to growing living vegetation, but for it's there for a variety of bugs and beasties for a period of time. Don't ask me to name them, just take my word for it. :thumbup1: :D

 

BTW I agree with your argument that to be eco-friendly, bales should really be locally sourced, but the same could be said about pretty much everything we 'consume' or use.

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