Charles Bellingham, on Recovering Old Trees, C17th Style

"Dogs and cats applyed to the roots of trees before the sap rise, have recovered many old decaying trees, shred them."

Charles Bellingham, The Garden of Eden, 1654

Er… right. Okay. Well, thank you for your contribution to today’s discussion Charles, but I think we’ll stick to well-rotted horse muck, or maybe chicken manure pellets.

(You’ll have to excuse Charles. He’s from the seventeenth century and it was a very different time. There was the whole Civil War thing, Puritans in charge, Christmas cancelled, RSPCA not founded for another 170 years… you know how it is.)

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