Markus Smith's Articles en-us The Benefits of Tree Pruning What a difference a trim can make: I suppose I am one of the lucky Londoners because I have a back garden. And while it looks like the secret garden with its chaos and overgrown vines, it is in fact quite charming. That is until yesterday when a tree s... 07th October 2011 The Many Uses of Ethnic Fabrics There are so many things one can do with fabric. They can wrap it around their bodies, they can use is as a blind, a basket or a carpet. With that kind of versatility all you really need to make sure of is that the fabric is beautiful to look at. A lot of... 16th June 2011 3 Ways to Greet Someone Entering a room or building can inspire many feelings. If you are going to an interview for instance, you might be filled with nerves. If you are going to a party, you'll probably be filled with excitement. If it's your first day of school, you'll likely ... 10th June 2011 What Do Trees Do For the Planet? From our very early school years we're told that trees are an essential part of our ecosystem. That we should take care of them and not cut them down. But why? What do trees really do and why are they so important to our planet? To begin, trees produce... 19th May 2011 The Roles of Arboriculturists The cultivation, management and study of trees, shrubs, wines and woody plants is known as aboriculture. Aboriculture is also a science that studies how plants grow and respond to cultural practices and their environment. Aboriculture techniques include s... 05th May 2011 The Symbolism of Trees Trees have always had very strong symbolic roots, whether they be in mythology, religion or philosophy. The tree of knowledge, the tree of life, and the tree of good and evil are amongst the most well known trees. Generally speaking, trees represent g... 27th April 2011 Urban Forestry Urban forestry is the care and management of urban forests for the purpose of improving the urban environment, where trees are considered an important part of urban infrastructure. Roles and responsibilities include: 1. Plant and maintain tre... 21st April 2011 Cladding By Culture Mothers, teachers, and interior designers love to believe that it's what's inside that counts. While they are all probably right, it is the outside of a person or a place that is first seen. And we all know how long first impressions can last, which is wh... 05th April 2011 Solar Energy- What It Is, Why It's Important There is a lot of talk and enthusiasm surrounding renewable energy. At the moment, there is an enormous amount of pressure on our planet, pollution has reached an ultimate high, and natural resources are wearing thin. As a result huge multinationals as we... 18th March 2011 Ceiling Art We often think of art as paintings or photographs hanging on the walls around us, or perhaps as statues freestanding on the floor. A lot of art is more or less at our eye level. If it rises above, it at least starts at our eye level. However, some of the ... 20th January 2011