tone wrote:OK Pete , here are some native trees for you to think about .
Wild Service tree( not an easy one to grow but..read on)
Wild Dog Rose
An old story goes that the original name for the autumn Wild Service berry was dreamed up by the Romans and called 'cervesa' meaning 'beer'in Latin and this berry was used to flavour beer ( the word service very similar to cervesa )
The elder tree has the autumn elderberry and with the sloe berry from the blackthorn fortified by a healthy slug of gin gets you sloe/elderberry - gin
The rose hip slung in at the end provides the healthy 5 -a-day element
Mix the whole brew together with sugar a bit of water and more gin ,heat up over a medium heat until simmering , let it cool down and what have you got ..yeah..moonshine.
Bottle it up for the winter
Start drinking it the moment that the Plane tree causes you problems and you will be totally immune from your condition either by the brew's medicinal power or more likely by its moonshine effect
Either way its a win-win. You are cured and the Plane tree can survive
Baldrick never dreamed up such a cunning plan as this one
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