Petition Tag - trees

1. Fund Blue Ridge Mountain Priority Conservation

There is great urgency to prioritize funding and conservation in the Blue Ridge Mountains- particularly the middle to southern sections, including the Cherokee, Nantahala, Pisgah, and Jefferson National Forests.

This region is a major priority for amphibians, mainly because of salamanders, and for fish and trees, according to lengthy research by PNAS. Much of this region has substantial biodiversity value, but is inadequately protected.

In the wake of the horrible forest fires across East Tennessee and specifically Gatlinburg, there is an even greater need for protection and conservation of ecosystems that were already unprotected and vulnerable. The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to several endemic-rich states that are less protected and prioritized.

The deteriorating habitats, in addition to those wrought by fire, will be home to the mass extinction of the United States most biodiversely rich area of amphibians, freshwater fish, and trees.

2. San Francisco Mayor Lee - Fund Prop E - Manage Trees and Fix Sidewalks!

Nature in the City needs your help to encourage the Mayor to support biodiversity in the City. This is your chance to tell Mayor Lee to honor your vote for Proposition E, which requires the city to provide responsible management of our street trees. On November 8th, San Francisco voters mandated the city to start taking care of city sidewalks and trees with a clear majority of 79%.
Now Mayor Lee is considering diverting the $19 million needed to implement Prop E to other budget priorities, despite our city budget having grown from $6.4 billion to $9.6 billion in just the past six years.
Sidewalk trees and plantings serve as islands, connecting our city’s parks and green space together to support bird migration, pollinators and food for many wild animals. Trees add to the beauty of our city, increase biodiversity, clean our air, help filter our city's water runoff, reduce traffic noise, and help build neighborhood and civic pride.
Asking Mayor Lee to support Prop E allows us to make real progress on the longstanding challenges of maintaining the street tree canopy. By taking these steps now we are protecting an asset that would cost $1.7 billion to replace.
Sign this petition to urge Mayor Lee to honor the vote of the people.  Future generations depend on the decisions we make today!

We also encourage you to call or e-mail Mayor:
415-554 6141,
mayoredwinlee@sfgov.org

3. Petition to retain trees along Derby Road, and Braddon Avenue, Urmston

The results of this petition will be directed to the Tree Unit, Trafford Council.

'SAVE OUR TREES!'

The Council have stated that they have canvassed a small area of households regarding the removal of the said trees.

This petition claims that the initial canvassing was flawed and ought to be more inclusive. This petition is aimed predominantly at other people in the immediate area that the initial limited analysis overlooked but also at widening the canvassing to others who have a genuine interest in ensuring the Council operate in the best interest of the people they serve.

It is important to note that the Council are planning to remove the said trees (amongst others) should the initial canvassing of householders result in a majority vote to remove them. Those who do want to keep them may not have voiced their opinion and this petition serves to highlight that, according to a recent discussion with the Council, the majority have stated to remove the trees. So, don't expect the Council to do nothing and should you wish to keep the trees you must acknowledge so to the Council.

The Council have stated that they will consider a number of factors when assessing the removal and future maintenance of trees. Trees significantly damaged from lightning strikes for example are understandably at risk. It is worth highlighting the said trees are not diseased. They are large. The large canopies drop leaves. Bird droppings and sap can fall from them. This petition does not believe these are worthy reasons to remove large, significant trees that provide great character. The pavements and roads have been damaged by the roots but only patch repaired. There appears no structural damage to property from the roots.

The underpinning belief of this petition is a balanced one but a belief that trees offer a huge amount to our environment, the quality of the air we breathe and the quality of our urban landscape and street character; something which history has shown has given Urmston it's attractive leafy urban residential characteristic and reputation.

This petition understands that trees can be problem - that's evident from time to time but the petition calls for the Council's management of them to allow for a gradual implementation plan around our streets and not an immediate cull. This petition insists that removal of a tree must be a last resort after all other options are exhausted and only after replacement trees have been given adequate time to establish themselves such that the character of the streets are retained as much as possible.

In direct relationship to this petition please identify your location and relevance to the trees on Derby Road and Brandon Avenue.

4. Removal of Pest Trees

There are a number of Leopard Trees that are planted in the Moreton Bay Region that have become a pest to residents for both safety and residential impact issues. These trees drop pods/seeds regularly which are usually cleaned up by the residents despite the tress being planted on council property.

If these pods are not collected and then 1 or more get into the path of a lawn mower, they can be flung out at high speeds which could damage/break windows or worse hit someone in the body or eyes. The roots raise concrete which in turn can be a trip hazard for someone. And if the pods disintergrate or break they seep out liquid that stains our pathways and driveways.

It seems very unfair that residents are not allowed to trim the trees yet Council do not maintain them in anyway unless requested and that they have such a large impact on our time and properties.

5. Save the College Ave. Ficus Tree

Save This Magnificent Giant from the Chainsaw!

This beautiful, huge, healthy ficus tree on College Ave. just north of Whittier Blvd. is in danger. The city has posted it for removal. Apparently it is troublesome for a developer who wants to put a sandwich shop nearby. Never mind that the graceful giant could shade a lovely outdoor dining area, or that the massive tree could differentiate and identify their shop.

The short-sighted choice was to call for a chainsaw crew. But thanks to our citizen-driven tree ordinance, we can appeal this removal, and we are. If you value our urban forest and this magnificent specimen, please join us and sign our petition!

6. Preserve Our Bees: Stop the Use of Pesticides

Our campaign, beezystateofminduci, is funded by a group of dedicated research students at the University of California, Irvine.

We are passionate about the lives of bees around the world and their significant impact on the environment, economy, and human sustainability.

Measures against corporate companies in the agriculture industry that neglect their harmful effects on the bee population must be taken.

The use of pesticides and GMOs have been shown to affect bee colonies worldwide, leading to increased prices of not only food crops, but also other industries that rely on nature's produce.

7. Help Preserve Golden Forest Pond as a Clean, Safe, and Enjoyable Park

There are a number of parks in Vaughan that are littered with garbage and dog excrement. Golden Forest Pond is just one of them that I believe needs immediate action due to the impact the litter has on the environment where ducks and other wildlife live.

Golden Forest Pond is located in Maple, just west of Peter Rupert Avenue and north of Rutherford Road. For years, this pond has been littered with trash such as plastic bottles, coffee cups, bags, paper, beer cans, wine bottles, boxes, old toys, food wrappers, shopping carts and more! Not only is this garbage unattractive to look at, even worse, it is having a severely negative impact on the environment where the ducks and other wildlife live.

The garbage that is scattered near the pond is now getting into the water where wildlife swim, which could cause them to become trapped and die. It is upsetting that in this neighbourhood such a beautiful pond is being littered with trash—this is unacceptable. On October 16th 2015, I contacted the City of Vaughan, and a work order was created which addressed the problem of littering and people not picking up after their pets. I also sent them pictures as evidence. I emailed a list of the actions that they should take immediately before the problem worsens.

The list included:
1. The garbage needs to be picked up and properly disposed of soon.
2. There should be garbage bins placed along the pathway.
3. There should be “No Dumping” or “No Littering” signs near the pond.

I never received a response from the City. On Monday May 2nd and Wednesday May 4th 2016, I went to Golden Forest Pond with a garbage bin, gloves, and signs, and started cleaning the park myself. During the seven months since I made the work order no changes were implemented. The littering problem actually got worse…much worse. On May 2nd I took pictures, and I removed a shopping cart that had been dumped right beside the pond. On May 4th I spent 5 hours cleaning, and I ended up clearing out one full trash bag of dog excrement, and two full trash bags of recyclable materials. However, I was not able to finish; I only cleared about 20% of the garbage in the pond, and there’s still lots more that needs to be done.

On May 5th 2016, I called the City for an update on the work order. They told me that on November 17th 2015 City employees went out to inspect the site. They concluded that: “No dumping was found. Regular debris and garbage picked up. No illegal dumping signs required.” They closed the case. I refuse to accept this response from the City. Much more needs to be done.

The next step will be to escalate the issue by contacting the Councilor for Ward 4, as well as the Mayor of Vaughan. In order to do that I need the public’s help. Please support this cause by signing the petition. Together we can make change happen!

8. Soil Savers: prevent soil degradation

Soil degradation is very dangerous to organisms all around the world, it will continue to become more harmful as the amount of pollution in the soil increases. Soil degradation happens when the quality of the soil is poor, as a result of agricultural practices. Pollution and chemicals from farming, fracking and mining are huge contributors to soil degradation.

Farmers are unable to grow their crops properly if the soil is not fertile. Fruits and vegetables can easily catch diseases which can cause sickness when eating something that was not grown right.

The amount of manure farmers inhale is a huge factor of getting respiratory diseases just like the amount of chemicals workers and communities inhale while around mining and fracking sites.

Companies working with fracking and mining sites are not cautious enough to protect the health of all living things on earth, if they are making profit the environment or community does not matter to them, they are going to continue to poison more communities with no consequences which will take over the amount of good quality soil we actually have left.

9. Remove or Replace the Bad Smelling Trees

The trees outside the main entrances of Rockford High School are malodorous. I believe they should be removed and replaced.

They may look nice from a distance, but that is trumped when you are up close, smelling the awful stench.

If these trees are removed we will all be happier, and happier students tend to do better in school than unhappy students. With an increase in happier students, we will have an increase in school performance. An increase in school performance will attract more students to the district. More students in the district will bring in more money for the school.

10. Save This Mother Owl's Home!

Help save an owl mom's home from being torn down to build houses here in Commerce City, Colorado.

The trees have been there for decades and provide homes for many different birds in the refuge. However, the trees are located just outside of the fence on the homesite property.

When I went to the refuge today, I saw the mother and three owlets sitting in the tree. This is their home and a nesting site for several species of birds and also a perching place for hunting birds such as the Red Tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Owl, Magpie, and other local Colorado native birds.

Please sign this petition to save the three trees.

11. Stop City's Plan to Destroy 400+ Mature Trees in #RVA

The City of Richmond has proposed to do a stream restoration on Reedy Creek between 46th Street and Roanoke Avenue. The project also includes a smaller section of stream restoration on Crooked Branch, a small tributary that flows through a passive park (Crooked Branch Ravine Park). Overall, the project will destroy 7.4 acres of mature woods, much of it on park property.

A total of 424 mature trees will be removed, mostly along or near stream banks – trees that are currently preventing massive erosion due to the large volume of stormwater that roars through the area. In an attempt to make this destruction more palatable, Richmond DPU and its design consultants have tried to characterize the trees as non-native (October 2015 meeting), lacking in diversity (printed flyer delivered to neighborhood homes), and “less desirable” (Feb. 23, 2016 meeting). In reality, nearly all of the 424 trees are native trees that have grown up in the area naturally because the area has been more or less undisturbed for decades. While the project will involve the planting of new trees, the city has a poor history of maintaining stream restoration projects.

In addition to the destruction of mature forest, the Reedy Creek Coalition has documented other major concerns about the proposal (http://reedycreekcoalition.org/). These reasons for opposition to the project include:

1. Lack of proper planning for selection of a stream restoration site. The city failed to perform a “stream condition assessment” which is the first step in site selection. Members of the Reedy Creek Coalition have walked most of Reedy Creek and there are multiple stream segments with severely eroded banks and even worse habitat.

2. High risk in the current proposal because it is located immediately below one mile of concrete channel that drains the Midlothian Turnpike corridor. See our website for pictures of the water rolling through the project area after a summer thunderstorm.

3. Low benefit in the current proposal because the water will often move through the project area so fast it will not have time to allow for infiltration and removal of pollutants. And the Chesapeake Bay will not benefit much because Forest Hill Park Lake is located just downstream and helps collect pollutants from the entire watershed.

4. The $1.3 million proposal does little to address the source of the eroding banks and stream degradation which is stormwater volume. Guidance from the Chesapeake Bay Program says the following: “In general, the effect of stream restoration on stream quality can be amplified when effective upstream BMPs are implemented in the catchment to reduce runoff and stormwater pollutants and improve low flow hydrology.”

5. Lack of a maintenance plan for the proposed stream restoration. At the meeting on February 23, 2016, Richmond DPU had no solid plans for maintenance. And the possibilities discussed at the meeting were inconsistent with the printed information the city provided to the neighborhood on a flyer. Members of the Reedy Creek Coalition recently visited a stream restoration performed under the direction of the city on Albro Creek (near the new Bellmeade-Oak Grove Elementary School) and found a stunning lack of maintenance that included multiple areas of eroding banks, dead trees, and invasive plants.

6. There are alternatives that would address the source of Reedy Creek degradation. The city commissioned a watershed plan published in 2012 that suggested green infrastructure solutions at schools and other city-owned property which would reduce stormwater volume and pollutants entering Reedy Creek. The city has ignored this plan which made no suggestions about stream restoration projects.

7. TMDL Action Plan. Based on the meeting on February 23, 2016, the city is undertaking this proposal primarily to meet its responsibilities under the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. Yet, the numbers in the city’s Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan show that the Reedy Creek stream restoration project would not be needed for many years. There is ample time to formulate a comprehensive Reedy Creek watershed restoration plan and implement it systematically.

Please join us in expressing your opposition to the proposed Reedy Creek stream restoration project by signing our petition.

12. Replace trees removed by the Town of Hamilton

Recently, 27 trees were removed by the Hamilton DPW because they were dying or diseased. Last year a significant number were also removed.

These magnificent trees populated and enhanced the character of our Town for decades, providing shade for our citizens, a breathtaking show of color in autumn, and a home for a multitude of songbirds. Per the DPW director, no plan has been formulated to replace these trees.

13. OUR DARLING GARDENS

Open spacious lawn areas encircled and defined by regular plantings of mainly elm trees present an uncluttered and peaceful setting that is enjoyed and admired by the residents of Collingwood, Clifton Hill and North Fitzroy.

This passive parkland contrasts with the more robust, active recreation zones along Merri Creek in East Clifton Hill.

14. Save the Trees - Boulder City Historical Site

The National Park Service has announced the removal of 12 Trees at their office location in Boulder City (Wyoming and Nevada Way).

There are 9 Pecan Trees and 3 Ash Trees slated to be eliminated in November 2015. These are established trees that offer to our community many benefits and have been a part of Boulder City since the 1960's.

The National Park Service has given several reasons for cutting down the trees. The first was use of 2 million gallons of water a year. Each tree requires approximately 33,000 gallons per year and there are 12 trees. There is an extensive lawn also on the property which according to Boulder City's water conservation program, the trees can be saved if you remove your lawn.

Lawns are almost non-existent in Boulder City due to the conservation program. The trees at the National Parks Service offer shade in addition to other environmental necessities we need to survive. Some of the high points are listed here.

Oxygen - Each tree provides 10 people oxygen per growing season each year
Filtering of Pollution into ground water
Filtering of CO
Homes for Birds and other wildlife
Food from the Pecan Trees

I am asking for your help to save the trees. This is a canopy of trees which provide much shade. The lawn also has value however this is where most of the water is wasted.

Please sign this petition. I will be offering it to the National Park Service as well as the City of Boulder City for consideration. The building that houses the National Park Service office is a historical building. I am hoping to convince them the trees are historical too.

Regards,

Christy Campbell
Citizen of Boulder City, Nevada

15. Save Our Perth Trees

This petition is aimed at our government to introduce laws to control the cutting down of significant urban trees.

Currently in WA towns and cities, people are allowed to cut down significant trees without restriction or consideration of the environmental impact. This needs to change as we are rapidly losing our important and iconic trees.

These trees take many years to grow and often can’t be replaced in whole lifetimes.

These trees are a community asset that creates beauty, protection and many environmental benefits.

Tell our government that we value our trees and want to protect them.

16. Open Letter to PM to Save Dili Trees

This petition is to urge the relevant authorities to make proper assessments before deciding to cut down the large trees in Dili.

17. Roseland, Burlington Tree By-Law

Because its unique and extensive tree canopy, both private and public, is one of the defining and important attributes of the Roseland Community, and...

Because a major portion of this canopy is threatened by the extensive removal of mature and healthy privately owned trees, and.

Because continued removal of private trees will damage the canopy to an extent that will take generations to replace.

18. Demand Recycling Bins Now!

Sign this petition now to help us obtain recycling bins in school and save the planet. Tonnes and tonnes of tress are deforested needlessly each year when recycled materials are foregone despite being perfectly as good.

This needs to stop now and with your help we can bring about change.

19. Stop Duke Energy Injecting Chemicals into Soil to Stunt Tree Growth

A Duke Energy experiment with using chemicals to keep tree limbs away from power lines has spurred complaints from homeowners concerned about environmental hazards and the health of their trees.

Workers are sweeping through Myers Park, Dilworth, Plaza Midwood and other leafy neighborhoods, injecting the soil surrounding trees with Cambistat, a product that stunts the growth of limbs.

Duke and the Minnesota-based manufacturer, Rainbow Treecare, insist that the product poses no threat to humans or pets. In fact, they say, it makes trees stronger.

But some residents are angry that workers showed up in their yards in recent weeks without warning. They contend that chemicals put into the soil could leach into groundwater or harm nearby plants and vegetable gardens.

Jane Burts of Myers Park said she was startled when she saw a Duke Energy contractor inspecting a tree in her yard.

When she confronted the man, Burts said he told her that the chemical injection would slow the growth of trees and nearby plants. He also said that as a precaution, he would keep children and dogs from digging around the trees for a few days, Burts said.

“It doesn’t feel good,” said Burts, who refused to allow the worker to inject Cambistat. “There seems to be a lot of questions.”

Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Layne acknowledged that the company made a mistake when it did not warn property owners that workers would come onto their property.

“The only thing I can do is apologize,” Layne said.

Asked about safety concerns, Layne said Cambistat has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Layne stressed that homeowners can decline to have the product used on trees on their property, saying Duke will consider discontinuing the injections if too many people opt out.

But workers do not need permission from residents to inject soil in the public right of way.

How Cambistat works

Charlotte is ranked among the top cities in the nation for urban forests, which experts say improve aesthetics, increase property values and save energy. Nearly half of the city has tree cover, and the City Council has set a goal to increase that number.

However, tall, mature trees threaten Duke Energy’s ability to deliver power to homes. The company sends workers to prune tree limbs that interfere with power lines, often enduring criticism from residents and high costs.

In response, the company has contracted with Rainbow Treecare to see whether chemical injections can reduce tree trimming in Charlotte, Greensboro and Durham, Layne said.

In Charlotte, she said, crews will inject soil in the Dilworth, Myers Park, Sedgefield and Plaza Midwood neighborhoods and along Park Road in south Charlotte.

Workers inject Cambistat into soil at the tree’s base, where it can be absorbed into the roots. Cambistat slows branch growth by 40 percent to 70 percent by altering a tree’s hormones, according to Duke and Rainbow Treecare.

Cambistat has been used safely across the country for more than a decade, said Tom Prosser, CEO and founder of Rainbow Treecare.

Prosser said the product is popular with arborists, who use it to heal unhealthy trees. Cambistat makes trees more tolerant of extreme heat and drought, he said.

Charlotte arborist Don McSween said city officials agreed last month to allow chemical injections on trees in the public right of way. McSween said he raised no objections since Cambistat was tested near the streets in west Charlotte several years ago.

But McSween said he might have more concerns about using the product on private property because plants near treated soil could have their growth stunted.

A Duke official recently spoke at a Freedom Park Neighborhood Association meeting to allay fears, said Mary Lou Buck, a board member.

Buck said the dozen or so people who attended the meeting were not convinced the chemical injection was safe.

“They are very frustrated about how it was handled,” because they felt Rainbow Tree couldn’t answer their questions, Buck said.

‘The right tree in the right place’

State environmental groups said they were unaware that Duke had launched the experiment.

Fawn Pattison, a senior advocate for Raleigh-based Toxic Free NC, said she is worried for Charlotte’s trees, which already suffer from the city’s poor air quality.

Told about claims that Cambistat makes trees strong and poses no threat to humans, Pattison said she is skeptical.

Dave Cable, director of TreesCharlotte, which promotes the city’s goal to have 50 percent tree coverage by 2050, said Duke is in a difficult position.

“The arborist rule is ‘the right tree in the right place,’ ” Cable said. “Unfortunately, we’ve got a lot of trees not abiding by that golden rule. Duke’s kind of up against the wall.”

Read more here: http://goo.gl/hKiUQM

20. Contract people out to cut trees UNDER and OVER power lines along our roads

Contract people to cut the trees along the power lines beside the roads in the summer, thus making it safer in the winter when they are hanging over the roads from freezing rain and heavy snow, causing the hydro to go out for days, etc.

In the summer it will be safer for driving if the trees are cut as it will be easier to see wildlife running onto the roads.

21. Save Baguio Pines

BAGUIO MANIFESTO TO SAVE TREES

To our fellow Filipino Sisters and Brothers,

All trees are key to survival. In this beloved city of Baguio, trees do not only provide life for the people who breathe fresh oxygen and by cleaning air of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, sulfuric oxide and other persistent greenhouse gasses (GHG) but also continue to ensure water supply, prevent soil erosion and lessen excessive water run-off.

This is exactly what 133 Benguet pine (Pinuskesiya) pine and alnus (Alnus japonica) trees are doing at Luneta Hill, Session Road. Forty nine (49) have earlier been earth-balled and cut by SM leading to their deaths.

Luneta Hill and its trees, is not only of ecological and cultural but also of historic importance and value to Baguio City and its people. The place is where the first ever sanitarium was built and American historical accounts point out that patients in the early 1900s miraculously have recovered faster from their ailments because of the trees and fresh air that the place provided.

Without the fresh air and the pine trees, Baguio City cannot be what it is known for—the City of Pines.

The older trees at Luneta Hill, some now more than a hundred years old, were planted by the Ibalois--early people of Baguio City (earlier known as Kafagway). Then the managers of then proud Pines Hotel added more trees in the late 1940s. The trees have stood tall, proud, and have given more than we ever wanted.

But today, SM wants to cut and earth-ball the trees to put up a seven storey parking lot, even though it cannot produce a title to claim ownership of the land.

We appeal to all Baguio residents, people who were born, studied, who at one time or another lived here, and those who love trees and Baguio City, to protest against the intended and shameful act by SM.

The trees came before us. They are our history and our future. Let us not take them for granted. Our culture is rich with trees, woods and brave people who have resisted outsiders who wanted to quell our independence and culture. Let us not allow the trees to die. It would be a shame for us to leave a world to our children much worse than what we have inherited.

The importance of trees to the health of the earth and its local and symbolic value has been apparent for millennia in many cultures, including ours.

We urgently need to tell SM to find new ways of living happily with trees as cultural, spiritual and emotional companions, as well as for ecological reasons.

Let us work for the protection of the trees at Luneta Hill and of all trees in Baguio City.

Trees stand for life and everything that has life is sacred. Trees stand for tomorrow’s nature. We shall stand or fall with them.

Stand up and speak out for the trees. God would want you to do so.
____________

By the Movement to Save All Trees In Baguio City (Diocese of Baguio, Assn. of Women Religious in Baguio-Benguet, Cordillera Ecological Center, A Tree A Day, Save 182)

22. Plant Fruit Trees in Parks

In Texas we have a wonderful selection of parks to enjoy. Unfortunately I have never found a fruit tree in any of them. They are well treed parks, just no fruit. Fruit trees in our parks would be a welcomed change. Available fruit would provide a nutritious snack that would be well received. It could make a significant impact on childhood obesity and overall health.

Diabetes could also be reduced with natural complex sugars readily available and free. Health benefits are limitless. It would make fresh fruit available to those with no land available to grow on. Store bought fruit quality has declined and is often mishandled. Fruit on local trees is safer and healthier. It also tastes better. Fruit trees also help keep the our environment in balance. Bees are a needed creature. Giving them another source of food can only benefit the rest of us.

You might argue that we don't want bees in the parks. Well, they are already there. This gives them something to do. They would be busy high in the trees pollinating. When the fruit was ripe they would no longer be so active. Bees are not a problem or an enemy. Fruit trees require more maintenance than native trees. The cost of keeping fruit trees wouldn't be feasible in all parks. In others however, they could change society in a positive way. The rewards are almost immeasurable. Unpicked or fruit lying on the ground could be left in place, or collected and composted. The compost could be used a free fertilizer for our parks. Compost could also be sold for a profit.

Compost could be made available to citizens to promote chemical free fertilizing. Greatly reducing the amount of pollutants in our water. Further helping the environment and replenishing the soil for future generations. Please consider this petition for the right to fruit trees in our parks. At least the right to plant one myself.

23. We Want Twin Peaks Themed Rooms at Treehotel

We have noticed that www.treehotel.se is the perfect place for Twin Peaks themed hotel rooms.

They currently have 5 rooms but plan for a total of 24.

How about the Red Room, the Black Lodge/White Lodge and the Great Northern?

Here's why it's a damn fine idea:

* The Red Room, that is in the Black Lodge, is located in the forest. It is an extradimensional place. We would actually say that it's in the trees...

* Treehotel.se has a 1930’s-1950’s styled diner.

* Agent Cooper first dreamt about the Red Room. We want to dream IN it.

* There was even a Twin Peaks art exibition in 2011 called "In The Trees". You can read about it here http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/events/preview-in-the-trees-twin-peaks-art/.

2012 is the 20th Anniversary of the "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" film and we thought it should be celebrated with the ultimate "In The Trees"-art.


We don't really need more reasons do we? It would be heavenly *cough* the White Lodge *cough*


And, while we're at it, we think there should be a mushROOM as well. A mushroom in the forest you say? Yep, we thought so too :-)

Some might even say that the Lynch Universe sometimes makes you think you have ingested mushrooms. HA!



Here's some clues to what you can do:

1. Sign this petition.

2. Forward this petition to others, here and abroad. Email it.

3. Post the link in your social networking sites, blogs and what not.

4. Sponsor this petition. See the sponsor button? Click it ;-)


Make it happen :-)



Helpful links:

Get an introduction to Treehotel
http://treehotel.se/?pg=en-start

About the rooms that already exist:
http://treehotel.se/?pg=rooms

Learn about the Black Lodge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_White_Lodge

Awesome pictures of the Great Northern:
http://www.intwinpeaks.com/2009/01/great-northern-hotel.html


Additional links:

http://www.twinpeaksukfestival.com/
http://twinpeaksfest.com/
http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/ Because we think that the rooms and the place in general might even invite for Transcendental Meditation.


Credits to copyright owners:

David Lynch & Mark Frost
Music by Angelo Badalamenti. This petition was written to the sound of Twin Peaks' epic soundtrack

24. Stop tree slaughter in Kathmandu Valley

As part of a road widening scheme, hundreds of trees, including ancient and sacred ones, are being cut down in Kathmandu and Patan.

The once green cities are turning into concrete jungles. As trees decrease temperatures and pollution and absorb water, city dwellers and animals increasingly are unable to cope. The tree felling arguably is driven by corruption through the sales of the wood.

25. Replace the Trees

I live next to the High School, in Biddeford, Maine. During renovations at the High School, Ledgewood Construction damaged a fence that separates my property from the High School. The School Department wanted Ledgewood Construction to replace the fence.

In order to replace the fence along my property, Ledgewood Construction Company would have to cut down 10-12 trees on my side of the fence, that had grown into the fence over the years. The Facilities Director came to my property and we negotiated a deal to allow Ledgewood Construction to cut down the trees.

The deal was, I would suffer the loss of the trees and they would put in an 8 foot stockade fence. After the trees were cut down, the fence was replaced with another chain link fence.

City of Biddeford Code; Section 53 Primary and secondary schools, fraternal organizations, and not-for-profit clubs. [Ord. No. 2001.45, 5-16-2001]
Schools, fraternal organizations and not-for-profit shall be permitted as a conditional use in accordance with the provisions below:

A. The buffers standards of this ordinance shall be met.

B. No building shall be closer than 50 feet from any property line.

C. When adjacent to residential properties, parking areas and outdoor activity areas shall be effectively screened from view by a continuous vegetative barrier, or stockade fence, not less than six feet in height.

26. Protect Stratton Strawless Woodland in Norfolk

Stratton Strawless Woodland in Norfolk, home of Robert Marsham an English Naturalist considered to be the founding father of Phenology is in danger of being trampled by 10,000 persons attending for Combat Games.

Broadland Council want to grant permission for 100 persons x 96days per year for Combat Games Activites to take place.

The woodland concerned approx 60acres called Brickkiln Grove and Lingstack Grove between Shortthorn Road & Serpentine Lane is already in an unmanaged state. Owned by a development company (absentee landlord) based in Jersey and rented out to a person who doesnt live in this county.

No financial benefit is gained by the village or indeed by anyone in this county. The woods are already showing signs of neglect and abuse. Photographic evidence is available and will be produced for the planning committee.

This is the same council who has refused numerous residential planning applications on the same road on the grounds of adverse environmental impact.

Please sign our petition to help us save our woods and an area of historical importance. Please tell your friends about this petition. These woods are in the middle of our village.

27. Save The Green Belt Darwin



We urgently need the community to write submissions in support of the whole of the Kulaluk Lease being formerly added to the Northern Territory register. The Northern Territory government has so far ignored the wishes of the broader community and has instead favoured destruction of the land for the developers.

We need thousands of submissions in order for the NT government to listen this time. Submissions must be received by the Heritage Council by 28th March 2016. You can visit www.greenbeltdarwin,wordpress,com for more information.

Either email or post your submission and address it to the Chair of the Heritage Council. Comments will be forwarded to the Minister with Council’s recommendations.

Heritage Council contact details:
The Chair Heritage Council
PO Box 4198
DARWIN NT 0801

Email: heritagecouncil@nt.gov.au

How To Make A Submission to The HERITAGE COUNCIL

Here are some points you can use to help you make a submission to the Heritage Council. Choose the points that resonate with you and personalise your letter to describe why you would like this precious bushblock preserved and not destroyed forever.

POINTS:

Although there are many reports, studies and histories of the 301ha Kulaluk lease, none specifically document the land’s heritage values, probably because when the area was granted to Aboriginal people as a special purpose lease, it was presumed that the significant sites would be protected, as was intended by the original land claim. However, since the hand-back in 1979 the leaseholders do not appear to have been interested in documenting flora and fauna, Aboriginal and historical sites, or land usage. Instead the leaseholders have discouraged public access, even for Aboriginal people. For these reasons, documenting the heritage significance of the lease area is difficult; however, some of the better known heritage values of the lease are listed below:

 The Kulaluk land claim played a significant role in the 1970s national Aboriginal land rights struggle as documented in the Aboriginal rights newsletter Bunji, published in Darwin between 1971 and 1985. The Kulaluk lease area serves as permanent recognition of that role.

 In 1971 a Larrakia elder claimed that there are at least 200 Aboriginal graves on the lease in the old burial ground and at least ten unidentified graves elsewhere.

 Maps show a “Pukamani ground” behind the site of the Retta Dixon Home.

 The site of Retta Dixon Home is now known as Karu Park. Historically, Karu Park is an integral part of the Kulaluk lease.

 Fred Fogarty’s hut was an outstanding example of Aboriginal initiative and self-sufficiency, and a meeting place for activists in the national land rights movement. Many of the trees Fred planted are still growing in the area. Some of his signage remains, along with traces of his hand-dug wells used for his reafforestation project.

 A “Kunapipi Ceremony Ground” on the eastern side of Dick Ward Drive behind Harney Street was recognised by the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Authority in 1983. The significance of this site has been recorded by Yolngu elder James Gaykamungu.

 A site behind McDonalds Restaurant was nominated as a site of significance by the late Joe Jefferies and others as reported on the ABC News.

 As reported in the Final Report of the Aboriginal Land Rights Commissioner, Judge A E
Woodward, the Bagot Community lease is socially and historically affiliated with the Kulaluk lease.

 The Interim Aboriginal Land Commissioner, Mr Justice Ward, recommended that the boundaries of the lease extend beyond the high tide level and into the middle of Ludmilla Creek in recognition of the importance of the mangrove habitat for subsistence hunting and gathering for Aboriginal people.

 The Kulaluk lease contains the largest area of healthy coastal monsoon forest surviving in the Darwin area, stretching from Ludmilla Creek to behind Bakhita Village. This forest provides shelter for a range of native fauna, flora and bird life including many megapode nesting mounds. Aboriginal women harvest various foods and materials for handicrafts from this forest, including yams, berries, leaves and dyes.

 The Kulaluk salt pan of about eight hectares provides a safe roosting place at high tides for migratory birds, protected under international treaties.

 The narrow beach running for the length of the lease between Nightcliff and Ludmilla Creek is a designated public right-of-way and is an important fringing area between the mangroves and the monsoon forest, providing flotsam for scavenging crabs, birds and wallabies. The beach also is a storm barrier and facilitates the transference of seeds.

 Aboriginal people and others use Ludmilla Creek for crabbing, fishing and recreation and the creek is vital for a variety marine life.

 The area known as the Rice Fields are a reedy freshwater swamp between Dick Ward Drive and the monsoon forest, that is a refuge for water birds, including Jabirus and brolgas, and includes undocumented historic sites.

 There are various unrecorded WWII military sites on the lease, including one most complete coastal concrete bunkers.

 There are many trees on the Kulaluk lease worthy of listing as heritage trees that are yet to be documented. One tree on the lease near Totem Road is registered by AAPA as “Sacred Tree”.

 There are several mythological stories associated with the lease area. The spring at Kulaluk is connected by an undergound channel created by the “Rainbow Serpent” to other sites such as

Emery Point, Belyuen and Old Man Rock. As such, the Kulaluk area involves many more Aboriginal people that just the current leaseholders.

 Ecologically the Kulaluk lease area is integral with the East Point Reserve and forms a natural green belt extending from East Point into the RAAF Base to Rapid Creek and beyond. The original land claim was made ten years before Dick Ward Drive artificially divided the claim area but the effects of the arterial road can be re-mediated.

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If you want further information about the Kulaluk Lease Area, or you have any questions about the proposed heritage declaration, please contact Michael Wells, Director of the Heritage Branch, Department of Lands Planning and the Environment, on (08) 8999 5036 or at michael.wells@nt.gov.au



HERITAGE SITE LINK: http://www.dlpe.nt.gov.au/heritage/proposed-heritage-listings

28. STOP 400 Majestic Trees being Chopped for Shuttle Endeavour’s Path

About 400 trees will be removed to get the retired space vehicle from Los Angeles International Airport to it's final home at the California Science Center, where it will be on display, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Trees that interfere with the shuttle will have to be removed, and some residents are upset. They are large beautiful majestic trees which provide shade and homes to birds and squirrels. If cut property values will drop as well.

Why not dismantle it in sections, and then reassemble it at the Science Center? That's what they did to Air Force One when they moved it to the Reagan Library.

29. STOP DESTROYING the TREES of MONTGOMERY

Slowly but surely, property in Montgomery, Texas is falling into the careless hands of investors who do NOT care for or RESPECT those who reside in Montgomery, TX and those who cherish our beautiful community with it's ancestral trees.

The time is NOW to put a HALT on the clearing of our trees BEFORE they are wiped clean from our landscape and forever gone! Montgomery is a historic Texas town and ever so unique...let's keep it that way!

30. Preserve Needham Trees

Needham Trees is a community group organized to protest the clear cutting of trees along the NSTAR transmission line.

We do not oppose NSTAR’s right to maintain the transmission line. We rely on NSTAR to ensure a steady power supply for all of our homes and businesses.

We do oppose the abrupt change in their management practices being employed by NSTAR.

For 48 years this transmission line have been managed through a system of trimming and tree removal only when it was necessary and only after communication with the abutter on the affected properties.

At no point has there been a power outage resulting from a tree hitting a transmission line. We have asked for information on the number of instances from NSTAR and to date they have not provided one.

Lacking any information that this is actually related to service we conclude that this change has more to do with the economics of maintaining their transmission and distribution lines at the lowest possible cost regardless of the impact on the neighbors.