UKTC Archive

RE: Storm the BSI!

Subject: RE: Storm the BSI!
From: Chris Hastie
Date: Mar 17 2006 11:12:27
FINAL PLACES NOW AVAILABLE ? Ashton Court, Bristol - 23rd & 24th March
Dr Pierre Raimbault - Use of Tree Architecture as a Basis for Tree
Dr Milena Martenkov - Understanding Branch & Root Architecture
Dr David Lonsdale - Tree Morphology &Tree Assessment & Management, or 0117 XXXX XXX
Reply interwoven with original for context.
On 17 March 2006 08:47, Jerry Ross wrote:

Just an observation: how many contractors have a copy of BS3998? At
£68 it's a bit pricey, photocopying it is illegal (I think?)
Broadening the "Standard of Tree Work" thread (well, diverting it
entirely actually) - yeah, photocopying it is illegal and yeah, it's
pricey - and you can bet your bottom euro that it will be
priced at well
over £100 when Derek Patch and his colleagues has finished
updating it -
Just as BS5837:2005 is now £120 - for which sum you get 34
computer-printed black and white A4 pages - not even bound,
but banged
out in plastic shrink-wrap.

It's interesting to note that BSI don't just do British Standards. In an 
other area of interest to me they have just published PAS 78, at £30 + VAT. 
What is utterly bizarre about the fact that it will cost you £30 + VAT just 
to download it as a PDF is what PAS stands for: Publicly Available 
Specification. Just how public can it be when it costs?

Chris Hastie
Strategy Officer (Arboriculture)
Warwick District Council

Any opinions expressed in the E-mail are those of the individual and not 
necessarily those of Warwick District Council. This E-mail and any files with 
it are confidential and solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you 
are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering to 
the intended recipient, please be advised that you have received this E-mail 
in error and that any use is strictly prohibited.

The UK Tree Care mailing list
To unsubscribe send