Trees can live for centuries – the oldest living things on the planet! Meanwhile Nuclear wastes can remain lethal for millions of years.
The tree experts havn’t completed their report yet but have given me ‘A Basis for Management’ to read out at the meeting which includes –
“since the main value of these trees is not timber production, the aim should be to allow them to grow on for as long as possible during thier natural life. providing continued interest and wildlife habitat with increasing age. Most of them are very helthy and capable of living for at least another 50-100 years…”
Trees lives are on a different time scale – even the beech can live for centuries.