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Re: TREES

Postby Placido » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:08 am

Thank you very much, Nuthatch. Can't be a whitebeam then 'cos I get confused with everything ....... :rolleyes2:
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Re: TREES

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:39 pm

My Hazel tree has started to drop nuts. A time of year I always greet with mixed emotions. :) :(
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Re: TREES

Postby nuthatch » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:04 pm

Do you eat them, Jacksparrow? They're nicer green, I think - I usually buy some cobnuts :yummy:
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Re: TREES

Postby Placido » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:45 pm

I know someone who used to gather and eat sweet chestnuts raw. They were half the size of foreign shop-bought ones and he reckoned they were wonderful. Used to eat them by the bagful.
Never tried one myself.
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Re: TREES

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:49 pm

nuthatch wrote:Do you eat them, Jacksparrow? They're nicer green, I think - I usually buy some cobnuts :yummy:

I have eaten them in the past put tend to leave them under the tree for the little critters nowadays. The Filberts you can but at Chrimbo taste better to my palate.
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Re: TREES

Postby nuthatch » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:45 am

I thought you would do that, Jacksparrow :) :squirrel:

I used to do that, Placi with chestnuts - they're lovely ... sweet (as a ...) Easy to peel .. nice to bite into, good mourhfeel but can have a dry finish.

Despite this, I agree that they are very moreish :nod:
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Re: TREES

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:27 pm

While on my afternoon stroll today I passed under a Beech tree. The ground underneath the tree well covered by fallen beech nuts and shells a.k.a beech mast. If that is repeated in our woods and forests the birds who like that kind of thing are going to be well fed for some time.
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Re: TREES

Postby nuthatch » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:34 pm

Hurrah! :blackbird: :bird2: :bunny: :blackbird: :tree: :bird2: :blackbird: :tree: :bird2: :blackbird: :blackbird: :tree:
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Re: TREES

Postby Placido » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Back in the Dark Ages (before electricity was invented) the local villains used to loose their pigs into the woods where said porkies would hoover up the beechmast.
Bacon was much tastier then :yummy:, but we didn't have tomatoes.
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Re: TREES

Postby JooMoo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:57 pm

I had a bit of a shock when I came home today as the lovely big tree (that does block a lot of our view) was half chopped down.
As far as I knew, it had a TPO on it, so I immediately got on to the council. I got passed onto the tree officer who told me that he'd seen it last week and it had the same fungus that a tree in Birmingham had some years back and fell down killing 3 people and that over-rides any TPOs.
He thanked me for letting him know and said he wished there were more people like me :clap:
So I'm glad it was official and not some nasty neighbours. Yes, it's old and manky, but the birds love it.
As it happens there's actually 2 trees there and they are going to do some tidying of it.

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