Monthly Archives: May 2018

  • Restoring Rusland’s Red Squirrels

    By Bob Cartwright, Trustee Westmorland Red Squirrels If you go down to the woods today, you might be in for a big surprise. Did you know, for example, that landowners are becoming reluctant to plant new woodlands? Often this is because of the damage caused by pests, particularly the non-native grey squirrel. The risks to the long term supply of UK-grown timber, in all its forms, is plain to see, as is the risk to Britain’s woodland landscape. But did you realise that where coordinated woodland management exists, it levels the playing field for our much loved native...
  • Logs Direct Steps Up for the Reds

    Local wood and coal fuel specialist Logs Direct has handed over a cheque for £818.51 to the South Lakes red squirrel conservation organisation, Westmorland Red Squirrels Logs Direct is a Gold Supporter of the wildlife group, which helps to protect and conserve a healthy population of red squirrels in South Lakeland.  It began to raise money for red squirrel protection in 2015 and continues to raise awareness of the need for red squirrel conservation work at all the exhibitions that it attends. Logs Direct has this year created special magnet cards which explain its ethos of providing high...
  • Smokeless Fuel – Alternatives to Coal

    Smokeless fuel is on the rise. It’s not just the growth of smokefree zones across the UK – smokeless fuel is also recommended over coal for chimeneas, stoves, etc. Why? Because it doesn’t give off as much smoke, so deposits don’t build up in the flue nearly so quickly – if at all. That means less time spent cleaning it, less risk of fire in the flue from creosote build-up, and less chance of smoke billowing back into the room. For stove users, then, this can be a significant benefit. And the rise of smokefree zones contributes, of...

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