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Re: Standard of Tree Work

Subject: Re: Standard of Tree Work
From: peter mcsheffrey
Date: Mar 16 2006 22:01:35
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I agree with the sentiment about nptc certification. Pruning is an art that not all can grasp and all climber will mess many trees up before they get a feel for it. This is due to commercial pressure as much as anything else. Ayoung climber will be pushed to reach un achivable targets and proper instruction is lacking. Reading BS3998 will give him a vocabulary and the other tickets will give him the tools but that will not produce the standard of tree work we all expect. I cringe at some of my first attempts to thin, lion tailing over pruning etc. However there is also a percentage of people who just dont care. Job done go home.These are the people that need to be tackled, and as a contractor and climber i can not see a solution that is short term or simple. This is in no means an excuse for poor pruning as we all witness. It is just a reflection of the state of the contracting industry as a see it.

From: Douglasbgrd@xxxx.com
Reply-To: uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Standard of Tree Work
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 16:45:53 EST

______________________________________________________________________
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 would have to say there are plenty of Arbs out there that do not have the right feel and the experience to carry out sympathetic work to trees, and yes I have come across plenty who think a NPTC is a certificate of general tree competence and not just a certificate to use a chain saw. That's where your tree officer should come into his own when putting contractors on their list


Doug Lewis


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