Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Graffiti on Buildings - From Google Street View

Graffiti on Buildings - From Google Street View

Hi. Please click on blue links to visit site of graffiti / street art.

Turku, Southwest Finland 





Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Carbon Storage in Soils

Carbon Storage in Soils


Below table is taken from Carbon storage by habitat:Review of the evidence of theimpacts of managementdecisions and condition ofcarbon stores and sources.

http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/file/1438141 


It shows the carbon storage potential for various soils (based on habitats). As you can see some grasslands hold more carbon in the SOILS than woodlands. However this table shows soil storage and plant storage. 


Table Text (For Google)

Habitats Carbon stock in soils (t Cha-1 ) Carbon stock in vegetation (t Cha-1 ) Dwarf shrub Heath 88 2 Acid grassland 87 1 Fen, mash and swamp 76 ? Bog 74 2 Coniferous woodland 70 70 Broad leaf, mixed & yew woodland 63 70 Neutral grassland 60 1 Improved grasslands 59 1 Arable and horticulture 43 1 Coastal margins (UK) 48 ? 

Woodpecker Damage - Electricity Pole or Telegraph Pole

Woodpecker Damage - Electricity Pole or Telegraph Pole




Woodpeckers can and do damage wooden transmission posts such as Electricity and Telegraph Poles.

There are over two hundred species of woodpecker and two species of wrynecks worldwide. Of these, three species of woodpecker and one species of wryneck are found in the UK.



These birds cause damage to Electricity and Telegraph Poles. Just as they would with a tree trunk they use their powerful peaks to make holes. 

A hole filler can be used to effect a repair. This solution repairs woodpecker damaged poles by using a filler. Used correctly it strengthens the damaged pole, avoids expensive replacements and reduces the chances of rot developing as a consequence of the holes. This solution can only be applied in certain scenarios based on the number, extent and distance between holes.

This method not only help reduce work in replacing poles, but also reduces contempt for the birds as their impact is lessened proportionally.