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Re: Back to Summer Limb Drop

Subject: Re: Back to Summer Limb Drop
From: Julian Dunster
Date: Aug 14 2006 12:58:37
It surely does not affect one tree too many times. Otherwise we would be seeing a lot of poles with stubs, or scaffold branches with no further attachments. I don't think we can condemn a tree simply because it shed more than one limb, or more than two.

Put that concept out there and before you know it there will be a BSI paper on SBD, and we will be forever pruning back laterals 'just in case they might drop.' Which in turn suggests that anticipating SBD is another Standard of Care isue to work with. Better to accept that some things are not always predictable.

jd
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mundie, Graham" <graham.mundie@xxxxxx.gov.uk>
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:46 AM
Subject: Back to Summer Limb Drop


Sorry to bring us back to this again and I know there is no published
research, but I was wondering whether the Font of all Knowledge (you
lot) has any views on SLD affecting the same tree on multiple occasions.


In my (relatively limited) time in arboriculture, I have come across SLD
on maybe 8 - 10 occasions, but I have had two trees that have
experienced two failures (with a few years gap).  Is this unusual?
Could a third failure be considered predictable?  Has anybody
experienced a third failure?  Might individual trees be pre-disposed to
SLD?

Awaiting, as ever, with baited breath,

Graham Mundie


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