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Re: Non invasive cable brace

Subject: Re: Non invasive cable brace
From: Andersonarb
Date: Dec 21 2006 18:17:04
In a message dated 21/12/2006 17:42:56 GMT Standard Time,  

Do you  recall in the walnut cabling actualli initiated the decay?  Or was 
there  evidence the decay pre-existed and the hardware installation allowed 
to  spread?

I recall Roy Finch showing a bunch of young Arbs a decayed bit of Walnut  
where the screws (not bolts) appeared to have definitely initiated the decay. 
did brace a Walnut for Sheffield Uni a few years ago and bolted it with Roy's 
experience in mind. Unfortunately some prat of a landscape gardener went and  
felled it cos he was frightened of it and I never got chance to inspect  
Geoff Scaife at Rease Heath used to have a collection of bits of Elm that  
had been braced but succumbed to DED that demonstrated the callusing quite  
beautifully. Dunno if anyone knows if they're still there or there's any 
that can be digitised.

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