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RE: Model TPO: Crown Immunity

Subject: RE: Model TPO: Crown Immunity
From: John Flannigan
Date: Jun 09 2006 05:57:14
I agree it all sounds a bit extreme but I once helped a police investigation
by pruning a street tree that obscured the view of the suspect's house from
the police's observation point. Jolly unpleasant fellow it turned out and if
the tree had had a Tree Preservation Order waiting 8 weeks for a decision
wouldn't exactly have helped.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Chamberlain [mailto:steve.chamberlain@xxxxxxxxx.com.au] 
Sent: 08 June 2006 23:56
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Model TPO: Crown Immunity

Quoting Bill Anderson <Andersonarb@xxxx.com>:
In a message dated 08/06/2006 15:41:29 GMT Standard Time, 
Julie.Richardson@xxxxxxxxxxxx.gsi.gov.uk writes:

Two exemptions have been added in article 5.  The first allows
tree works which are "urgently necessary for national security 
purposes".

The mind boggles; I suppose that means that Plod can come along and 
cut any old tree down if it gets in the way of his spying camera.... Not 
that your average terrorist is likely to spot some copper up a tree is he?

This had me wondering for a while too, until I realised that the secret 
service would require the trees for disguise purposes. To keep things 
apparently normal, the trees removed are replaced by cardboard cut-outs 
made by Blue Peter constestants, while the MI5 operatives subtly scuttle 
off disguised as Sorbus domestica (or is that S.x thuringiaca?)

Hope this helps.

Regards
Steve Chamberlain
Bangalay Botanical Surveys
steve.chamberlain@xxxxxxxxx.com.au


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