Thursday, 15 January 2009

Carbon dioxide has feelings too

Mine august employer has spent the summer decommissioning native trees from around campus and replacing them with pine chip mulch. How is this in line with the new Environmentally Sustainable University policy? Well, der, everyone knows trees use up water.

5 comments:

JahTeh said...

But, but, but aren't native trees drought tolerant? By the way, my cousin the botanist says grey water is bad for native plants.
I wish they'd given out fridge magnets telling me which days I'm allowed to water. I'd still forget but it would look pretty on the fridge.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Yep, these guys were drought tolerant. They were all banksias and grevilleas and beasts of that ilk. I have no idea what the rationale was for uprooting them, and the spots where they were look very sad now.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

The greatest thing erstwhile Prime Minister and Dunderbucket John Howard did for this country was introduce the public education fridge magnet. Bless his cotton jogging socks.

nailpolishblues said...

How does the botanist feel about soap nutted* grey water, JahTeh? Is it the chemical mess of cleaning agents that the plants object to or grotty clothes soup?

*http://www.greenandnutty.com.au/?q=taxonomy/term/8

Mark said...

To add insult to injury, it's not even native chip mulch!

Bah.