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RE: Tree survey - how many dodgy trees from initial survey work

Subject: RE: Tree survey - how many dodgy trees from initial survey work
From: Edmund Hopkins
Date: Dec 31 2003 08:54:52
The trees here are all surveyed and entered into a 3 year inspection cycle
(except a handful of annuals of course). Year 1, i.e a third of the stock
has been inspected and work put out to contract. I think we have found
around 60% requiring work. The trees though are mostly less than 50 years
old and the bulk of the work typical crown lifting over paths, cutting back
from lamps and buildings and of course removing individual trees lovingly
situated in the wrong place by sundry landscape architects. You say dodgy
trees-we have very few, but all the work I describe is necessitated for
broad safety reasons. Truly urgent work, probably less than 5%. It all
depends on your stock, where it is, how old it is, past management history.
Neglected limes in streets, they're all urgent. If you want indicative
figures and costings why not do a sample?

-----Original Message-----
From: John Flannigan [mailto:John.Flannigan@xxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 4:06 PM
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Tree survey - how many dodgy trees from initial survey work


I'm still ploughing through this risk assessment business and I would
appreciate any info on the following.

I am, hopefully, about to embark on a thorough survey of the trees under my
responsibility. I am trying to judge (in a scientifically wild a** way) how
many trees will be found that will need urgent work from this initial
survey. I was therefore wondering if those that had undertaken similar
surveys had worked it out in any way.

For example, in an ideal world we might find some amazing scientific fact
that 8% of all trees from such surveys were considered to be in need of
urgent attention. This would make budgeting a whole lot easier. It's just as
likely that a range of haphazard findings exist but who knows?

I apologise for the dullness of these postings at this festive time but I've
always found this generally quiet time of year useful for catching up on a
range of paperwork.
John


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