First of all, there are plenty of examples of good, environmentally sympathetic branchage, and it’s easy to see why branchage is needed but it won’t hurt trying to spread the word and educate further.

This article will give you some of an idea about why the awareness campaign remains important.

Branchage Good 👍

As the radiant Sun

Tries to gain a finger hold on the horizon

And draw itself up

It begins

A monotone hum

Like the rotors of a coastguard search

Fortissimo, fortissimo

A cacophony of tremors on contact

The green and brown tsunami juggernaut rolls

Scraping, cutting, tugging

Bruised, lacerated, amputated refugees

Powerless in plain sight of predators

If not already passed

No blue lights, no Paramedics

No eyewitness reports, no updates

No roads closed, no eyelids batted

Pollinators betrayed

May No Mow

June Branchage

Their South bank a lifeless dusty scrape

The clerk of works approved

The politicians and parishioners came and bore witness

And the bearer of the twelve foot stick satisfied

Ralph 28/6/21

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