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RE: Standard of Tree Work

Subject: RE: Standard of Tree Work
From: Addison, Gilbert
Date: Mar 16 2006 11:38:37
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What's an NTP diagram? Take for instance the spec. "The crown radius may
be reduced to not less than 5m" - you can see how this could be
variously interpreted in terms of cutting points. Photos and arrows
would be ideal but I don't have that much time.

 
Gilbert Addison
Tree and Countryside Officer
Breckland Council
Tel: 01362 XXXXXX
Fax: 01362 XXXXXX
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Hawksford [mailto:arbcon@xxxxxx.co.uk] 
Sent: 16 March 2006 11:30
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Standard of Tree Work

______________________________________________________________________
TEP Seminar V - TREE MORPHOLOGY
FINAL PLACES NOW AVAILABLE - Ashton Court, Bristol - 23rd & 24th March
Dr Pierre Raimbault - Use of Tree Architecture as a Basis for Tree
Assessment
Dr Milena Martenkov - Understanding Branch & Root Architecture
Dr David Lonsdale - Tree Morphology &Tree Assessment & Management
www.treeworks.co.uk/seminars, seminars@xxxxxxxxxx.co.uk or 0117 XXXX XXX
______________________________________________________________________
"I'm sure you are aware that the same specification
can be interpreted well or appallingly by two
different contractors."

Not too sure that this is always the case. Ambiguous
specs are rife and misinterpretation often prevails
through no fault of the contractor. DL-J used to have
a good spec showing pics of the trees with arrows
pointing to said branches etc for remedial works and
it seemed to work well. The spec should also include
the generic NTP diagram. Something to think about
maybe.

Paul H.
--- "Addison, Gilbert"
<Gilbert.Addison@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk> wrote:


______________________________________________________________________
TEP Seminar V - TREE MORPHOLOGY
FINAL PLACES NOW AVAILABLE - Ashton Court, Bristol -
23rd & 24th March
Dr Pierre Raimbault - Use of Tree Architecture as a
Basis for Tree
Assessment
Dr Milena Martenkov - Understanding Branch & Root
Architecture
Dr David Lonsdale - Tree Morphology &Tree Assessment
& Management
www.treeworks.co.uk/seminars,
seminars@xxxxxxxxxx.co.uk or 0117 XXXX XXX

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We seem to be suffering a serious decline in pruning
standards to TPO
trees - it doesn't help that our own contracted out
grounds maintenance
are equally guilty. I'm sure you are aware that the
same specification
can be interpreted well or appallingly by two
different contractors.
Although, the consents we send out say that all work
must be carried out
to BS3998, the chances of succeeding with punitive
action if it is not
seem very slight to negligible. Has anybody any
suggestions how we can
improve the situation? We do not offer any grants
and we do not, and do
not intend to, operate an approved contractors list
- again, it doesn't
help that some of the appalling work is being done
by an AAAC.

 
Gilbert Addison
Tree and Countryside Officer
Breckland Council
Tel: 01362 XXXXXX
Fax: 01362 XXXXXX
 




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