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Less Carbon Dioxide Absorbed by Amazon as Trees Die Off – Part Two

Less Carbon Dioxide Absorbed by Amazon as Trees Die Off
Increased mortality rate

It is estimated that in the 1990’s the Amazon absorbed up to two billion tons of CO2 each year but since then, according to the study now absorbs less than half of that.

The study was limited to primary and undisturbed forests, which makes up about 80% of the Amazon. So it doesn’t account for carbon changes, regrowth or deforestation so more research will have to be done in order to provide a more rounded result set but Lars Hedin, a professor of ecology at Princeton University suggests that the research done thus far will form an excellent springboard for a future research and understanding.

He writes: “The CO2 component of climate change may become substantially more difficult to manage and abate in the future if the findings from the Amazon basin apply more generally to the land carbon sink.”

Ian Morgan Arb is committed to Forestry conservation and growth promotion and correctly managing the trees that we have.

Police inspector retires from force to become tree surgeon

Here at Ian Morgan Arb, we see a wide range of backgrounds represented among our recipients of arborist training in Staffordshire, and one national story has highlighted, once more, how someone from almost any past job can end up entering the field.

The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald reported on how Inspector Dave Willets, of Eden policing, is retiring after some three decades in the police force to become a tree surgeon. The decision to switch career evidently wasn’t one taken lightly by Insp. Willets – he had, after all, dreamed of a career as a police officer since watching Starsky and Hutch on television as a child.

As Insp. Willets himself put it, “When I realised I didn’t have enough brains to be a vet and not enough land to be a farmer, I wanted to be a police officer.”

He went on to enjoy a 14-year stint at the Met in London, after applying to 11 forces around the country while still in his teens. His time in London led to his promotion to sergeant at Chelsea and Kensington, with his specialism being public order offences.

It was during his London career that he was known as police constable three, this being abbreviated to PS3. When it was discovered by colleagues that Insp. Willets was indulging his other passion through evening studies in ecology and conservation at Birkbeck College, University of London, he was nicknamed ‘PS Tree’ – which later became his new business name.

Insp. Willets ‘ journey in arb training can be traced back to 2009, when he completed his initial qualification in tree surgery at Myerscough College, Lancashire. He has lived up north since 1999, when a broken leg sustained in London prompted he and his wife to write down a list of the places where they wanted to live – agreeing on Cumbria.

Although he has spent the last four years based in Penrith, which he has called “fantastic”, on his first move from the capital, he lived in the “stunning” area near Ennerdale Water, commenting: “I had some people asking how I managed with the 20-minute commute, although it was nothing compared to what I used to travel.”

We can only welcome Insp. Willets the very best in his future career here at Ian Morgan Arb. In much the same way, we continually welcome new ambitious enrolees on our own arboricultural training in Staffordshire, the first step into what is a hugely rewarding new professional life for many people of the complete range of backgrounds.

http://www.cwherald.com/a/stories/retiring-police-inspector-branches-out-into-tree-surgery.440607.html

Ian Morgan Arb Training gets behind DART

DART (Disaster Arborist Response Team)Ian Morgan Arb has supported many local companies and Arb events in the past . This year’s APF stand organisers coincidently placed the Ian Morgan Arb Marquee next to a stand run by the DART Charity.

DART stands for Disaster Arborist Response Team
“These guys deserve our support. They are all volunteers and travel all over the world” said Ian Morgan.

Working on a totally voluntary basis this charity sends Professional Arborists to some of the most hard hit natural disaster zones in the world.
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, fallen trees in the roads are often obstructing other lifesaving humanitarian resources getting through to the effected people. In some cases the uprooted trees present additional concern and can cause injury and even death months after the initial disaster. DART understand and appreciate the dangers and also the environmental effects of a disaster.

Ian Morgan said “Using their skill and time to support local people as they try to re-build lives, homes and entire villages in my mind is simply … well a most worthy cause for my Support”.

Ian goes onto to say “They’re not asking us to put our lives in danger, they are asking for financial support so that they can“.
Ian Morgan Arb Announces that DART is their chosen Charity to Support throughout 2015.
Sponsorship and Donation Details for DART