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Re: Why do people want trees pruned?

Subject: Re: Why do people want trees pruned?
From: ronhow
Date: Dec 11 2000 19:54:57
1. Contact name, address, type of tree professional e.g. Tree Officer (TPO,
Contracts), Tree Contractor etc.

Local authority Tree Officer (Contracts, management of council owned tree 
stock)
Ron Howe
Parks Tree Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Pippbrook
Dorking
Surrey RH4 1SJ
Direct Tel: 01306 XXX XXX

2. Do you record the reasons why people want trees pruned?

No not as a matter of course but I may indicate something of this nature
on the orders if I feel it helps to clarify the situation or my desires.

3. If you answered Yes to question 2, is this information easily accessible
and would you be prepared to share the information?

No the information is not very accessible but i would be prepared to share
any information with you.

4. If you are prepared to share the information could you list the reasons
for tree pruning with the most popular at the top.
5. You may not record the reasons why people want trees pruned. However,
could you still list the reasons that you receive for pruning/felling
requests with your perception of the most popular at the top.

All these are recent!

1. Blocking out light from (shading) garden.
2. Blocking light from dwelling.
3. Bits falling into the garden.
4. Leaves falling into the garden 'causing a lot of work'.
5. Leaves falling onto drives and walkways causing a slip hazard.
6. Fruit dropping on drives and walkways causing a slip hazard.
7. The tree is overgrown and needs pruning!
8. The tree is too big and should be pruned!
9. The tree is dangerous and might shed some big limbs!
10. The tree is swaying about in the wind and we're concerned it might fall 
over!.
11. The tree has mushrooms growing on it!
12. The tree is dropping acorns (or fruits) on my car and damaging it.
13. The tree is dropping acorns (or fruits) on my car and keeping me awake at 
night.
14. The tree might damage my house.
15. The roots are getting under my house and might damage the foundations.
16. The tree roots are getting into the drains and blocking them.
17. Birds are nesting in the tree and leaving droppings all over my washing.
18. Birds are perching in the tree and droppings are damaging my car.
19. The tree is making my TV reception bad.
20. The tree is getting in the way of my satellite signal.
21. The branches are banging on my window.
22. There are too many trees in the street!
23. It's only a self set tree!
24. I just don't like the tree.
25. We've just moved here and want to get rid of the tree.
26. We want to put a greenhouse at the bottom of the garden.
27. The tree is shading out all my plants and I can't grow anything there.
28. The ground is full of roots and I can't dig the ground there.
29. It's making my life a misery (for any of the above reasons).
30. Don't get me wrong I love trees but in the right place!
31. It will give the other trees a chance.
32. Children keep climbing the tree.
33. Its taking all the water from the ground.
34. I'm building an extention and the tree has to come out!
35. The tree is causing a lot of damage to the pavement.
* 36. The tree came over in the wind and I have to walk round
        it to get to my car.
37. Youv'e put a tree in the grass verge and i park my @$!!*?# car there!
38. I want to put a new fence up and the trees are in the way!
39. The trees were all blown over in the winds last night and some gypsies
    came and felled them. Can you take all the prunings away?
40. I planted the trees as a hedge about 15 years ago noe they've got too big
    for me to hancle now I'm a pensioner.
41. My husband planted all these trees over many years and we can't really
    enjoy the garden. Now he's gone can we have them 'lopped'.

6. All respondents - could you please describe the most unusual, strangest
or weirdest reasons for tree pruning that you have encountered.

42. My son is autistic and is afraid of insects, so can you cut down the 
conifers
    at the bottom of the garden because he's afraid to go in the garden 
because
    the insects come from the tree?

* This one was really sensitive obviously and is still yet to be resolved.

7. Please provide any other information that you think will be of interest.

8. If the tree's owner, or tree's neighbour, request for felling or pruning
is carried out how many trees would this affect on an annual basis. Please
list felling and pruning separately.

Truely too many to list but I would guess
30 - 50 requests for felling a year.
In the region of 200 requests for pruning a year.

8. Please indicate whether you would be interested in becoming directly
involved in this project at a later date. This would involve me sending you
a database (free of charge of course) which I would ask you to complete for
every pruning request - customer details would be kept by your self, I would
only be interested in the reasons for the pruning/felling request. More
details will follow.

Yes I am willing to help you.


I look forward to your replies.


John Flannigan
Trees & Grounds Contract Officer, North Somerset Council.


email: john.flannigan@xxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk



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> 1. Contact name, address, type of tree professional e.g. Tree Officer (TPO,
> Contracts), Tree Contractor etc.
 
Local authority Tree Officer (Contracts, management of council owned tree stock)
Ron Howe
Parks Tree Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Pippbrook
Dorking
Surrey RH4 1SJ
Direct Tel: 01306 XXX XXX

> 2. Do you record the reasons why people want trees pruned?
 
No not as a matter of course but I may indicate something of this nature
on the orders if I feel it helps to clarify the situation or my desires.

> 3. If you answered Yes to question 2, is this information easily accessible
> and would you be prepared to share the information?
 
No the information is not very accessible but i would be prepared to share
any information with you.

> 4. If you are prepared to share the information could you list the reasons
> for tree pruning with the most popular at the top.
> 5. You may not record the reasons why people want trees pruned. However,
> could you still list the reasons that you receive for pruning/felling
> requests with your perception of the most popular at the top.
All these are recent!
 
1. Blocking out light from (shading) garden.
2. Blocking light from dwelling.
3. Bits falling into the garden.
4. Leaves falling into the garden 'causing a lot of work'.
5. Leaves falling onto drives and walkways causing a slip hazard.
6. Fruit dropping on drives and walkways causing a slip hazard.
7. The tree is overgrown and needs pruning!
8. The tree is too big and should be pruned!
9. The tree is dangerous and might shed some big limbs!
10. The tree is swaying about in the wind and we're concerned it might fall over!.
11. The tree has mushrooms growing on it!
12. The tree is dropping acorns (or fruits) on my car and damaging it.
13. The tree is dropping acorns (or fruits) on my car and keeping me awake at night.
14. The tree might damage my house.
15. The roots are getting under my house and might damage the foundations.
16. The tree roots are getting into the drains and blocking them.
17. Birds are nesting in the tree and leaving droppings all over my washing.
18. Birds are perching in the tree and droppings are damaging my car.
19. The tree is making my TV reception bad.
20. The tree is getting in the way of my satellite signal.
21. The branches are banging on my window.
22. There are too many trees in the street!
23. It's only a self set tree!
24. I just don't like the tree.
25. We've just moved here and want to get rid of the tree.
26. We want to put a greenhouse at the bottom of the garden.
27. The tree is shading out all my plants and I can't grow anything there.
28. The ground is full of roots and I can't dig the ground there.
29. It's making my life a misery (for any of the above reasons).
30. Don't get me wrong I love trees but in the right place!
31. It will give the other trees a chance.
32. Children keep climbing the tree.
33. Its taking all the water from the ground.
34. I'm building an extention and the tree has to come out!
35. The tree is causing a lot of damage to the pavement.
* 36. The tree came over in the wind and I have to walk round
        it to get to my car.
37. Youv'e put a tree in the grass verge and i park my @$!!*?# car there!
38. I want to put a new fence up and the trees are in the way!
39. The trees were all blown over in the winds last night and some gypsies
    came and felled them. Can you take all the prunings away?
40. I planted the trees as a hedge about 15 years ago noe they've got too big
    for me to hancle now I'm a pensioner.
41. My husband planted all these trees over many years and we can't really
    enjoy the garden. Now he's gone can we have them 'lopped'.
 
> 6. All respondents - could you please describe the most unusual, strangest
> or weirdest reasons for tree pruning that you have encountered.
 
42. My son is autistic and is afraid of insects, so can you cut down the conifers
    at the bottom of the garden because he's afraid to go in the garden because
    the insects come from the tree?
 
* This one was really sensitive obviously and is still yet to be resolved.

> 7. Please provide any other information that you think will be of interest.

> 8. If the tree's owner, or tree's neighbour, request for felling or pruning
> is carried out how many trees would this affect on an annual basis. Please
> list felling and pruning separately.
 
Truely too many to list but I would guess
30 - 50 requests for felling a year.
In the region of 200 requests for pruning a year.

> 8. Please indicate whether you would be interested in becoming directly
> involved in this project at a later date. This would involve me sending you
> a database (free of charge of course) which I would ask you to complete for
> every pruning request - customer details would be kept by your self, I would
> only be interested in the reasons for the pruning/felling request. More
> details will follow.
 
Yes I am willing to help you.

>
> I look forward to your replies.
>
>
> John Flannigan
> Trees & Grounds Contract Officer, North Somerset Council.
>
>
> email: john.flannigan@xxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk
>
>
>
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> to which they are addressed.
>
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> individual and not of North Somerset Council.
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