On 8 Jun 2006, at 22:26, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 14:38:44 +0100
From: "Chris Hastie" <Chris.Hastie@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
Subject: How long to a 15m top height?
Newly planted woodland on ex-agricultural land. Heavy clay. Planted as
1+1s, main species ash and oak. Can anyone give me a rough idea of how
long it will be before we have a top height of 15m. I'm sure Fieldbook
39 would help, but its on the shelf at home and I need to get a
answer to planners now.
Strategy Officer (Arboriculture)
Warwick District Council
Never mind the text books as they mostly apply to forestry sites.
The key question is what sort of agricultural land - grass or cereal?
500 mm/ yr on ex-arable is not unreasonable with good initial weed
50mm/ yr on compacted grassland with poor weed control is not uncommon.
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