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Re: Contrasting social preferences

Subject: Re: Contrasting social preferences
From: Adam Hollis
Date: Jun 07 2006 06:02:43

On 6 Jun 2006, at 22:26, uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info wrote:

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 07:45:18 -0400
From: "Scott Cullen" <dscottcul@xxxx.net>
Subject: Re: Tree Root related subsidence and Woodland TPO's


Adam observed in an article that will be coming out in the Chartered Forester and the AA newsletter, that he was struck during a recent trip to Chicago, USofA, by the height of trees adjacent to other land uses. Perhaps Adam can
elaborate a bit here........

SC
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The trip was an education in itself, in contrasting social preferences, leaving behind the small, flowering cherries and foreshortened limes of a London terrace to be faced with wide open boulevards of giant elm trees over-reaching detached town houses without so much as a 10% crown reductionThe trip was an education in itself, in contrasting social preferences, ” he observed, " leaving behind the small, flowering cherries and foreshortened limes of a London terrace to be faced with wide open boulevards of giant elm trees over-reaching detached town houses without so much as a 10% crown reduction.

We might scoff at all the Humvies and food portion sizes, but the supersized trees next to house make us look like arboriculturally/ emotionally bonsai.

Also went for a walk with Mark Duntemann, urban tree surveyor extraordiniaire. He regularly surveys populations of 200,000 street trees all over the world and rarely condemns more than a couple of percent. He advocates not letting fear of litigation colour you judgment.
This was a refreshing contrast to my expecttions of litigous USA.

So it would appear Mr Flannigan is correct in all things (except oaks)

Regards

Adam

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