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BTC/118/2016 - According to Barrell...Street tree management should serve community interest. Horticulture Week Opinion (October 2016)

Some 50-60 million bison roamed the North American plains before European settlers began displacing indigenous peoples around 1800.

But by 1884 just 325 remained. In less than a century greed, ignorance and power-mongering had all but wiped out the species, depriving future generations of this natural spectacle. An image from the 1870s evidences the slaughter - a massive heap of bison skulls thought to number 180,000 destined to be ground into fertiliser.


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