BTC/87/2013 - According to Barrell … Heritage trees Horticulture Week Opinion (November 2013)
“Tree and landscape professionals are failing to understand and conserve the cultural capital the UK’s rich heritage of old trees contains.”
It seems common for professionals from most disciplines to be so focused on the intricacies of their specialism that they become oblivious to how their decisions affect ordinary people. Take our office; new in 2006, it boasted full air conditioning, but none of the windows opened. The designers were so engrossed with modern technology that they forgot people don’t like sitting in sealed boxes, they like access to fresh air! Last year, we installed opening windows and switched off the air conditioning. A simple and old fashioned solution that the designers dismissed, but one that met universal approval from our occupants.