Hands off our forest!
- Posted Feb. 13, 2011 by Helen Hooker in Landscapes. Viewed 4129 times
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I stayed at my friend Jenny's house in the Forest of Dean last night after her birthday party. As I drove back through the forest this morning I noticed lots of trees with yellow ribbons tied around them and signs saying “Hands off our forest!”. These have been placed there in response to the British Government's plan to sell off a lot if publically owned forests to raise money to reduce the current deficit. This has been a very unpopular plan and the residents of the Forest of Dean obviously feel particularly strongly about it. On Friday the government announced that they're putting their plans on hold temporarily so it looks like the level if public outrage has had some effect. It remains to be seen what will happen to the country's forests in the long run……
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