by the MysteryPRConsultant
In any political campaign, we deserve to know the character, values, and community contributions of the key opponents. Further, we need to know that they are experts in the fields they are striving to influence. Thus, in the fight for tree and forest preservation, we hope the key influencers have insider knowledge and key insights.
In this light…
|The Bowthorpe Oak||Jim Paice|
|Contribution to community||
||MP work is funded by the community|
|Cost to nation||None – ‘Moral’ support from organisations like the Woodland Trust||Jim’s basic salary is $64,766. Expenses total approx. $143K|
|Notable achievements||In the Guinness Book of records||A broadly successful career in agriculture|
|Knowledge of Trees||Is a tree||Studied agriculture in the 1950’s|
|Right to advise on importance of role of trees||Is a tree – admitted self-preservation!||Raison d’etre is agriculture|
|Potential for tourism dollar||Many go to see Bowthorpe Oak and donate to charity in the process||erm? We don’t think so|
|Potential World Heritage Listing||Very possible||No|
 Figures as reported: http://guardian.dataincubator.org/person/james-paice.html
Which of the two opponents, in your eyes, deserves to have the greater influence – and presence – in the debate about ancient forests?
Is it Jim Paice with his strong history in agricultural administration, or, the Bowthorpe Oak that has given, of itself, to multiple generations?
Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.
Or… if you want something more fun (and potentially more fulfilling) to do – fill in your own suggestions to the table below: (keep it clean!!)
|Trait||The Bowthorpe Oak||Jim Paice|
|Contribution to Community||See above|
|Habitat for birds and animals||Yes|
|Shade for humans and animals||Yes|
|Venue for parties and other needs||Yes|
|Used in medicinals||Yes|
|Cost to nation/salary||None||Costly|
(Of course, you might want to add your own traits to the list. You might come up with more suggestions than we’ve presented here. Do tell us what they are. We’d love to know!)