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RE: Arboricultural Supervision

Subject: RE: Arboricultural Supervision
From: Ian May
Date: Nov 24 2008 12:52:00

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hastie [] 
Sent: 22 November 2008 10:19
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Arboricultural Supervision

<<Part of the answer, of course, is that you make sure you remember to
TPO the oak because you have much more scope for meaningful enforcement
of a breach of the TPO.

Chris Hastie>>

I'm not sure that's fair where the damage is below ground (or otherwise
not obvious). In order to build a case to prosecute one needs to provide
tangible evidence of root damage to support a prosecution with a
reasonable chance of success otherwise it simply won't get to court.
Prosecutions are immensely time consuming whereas Stop Notices, Breach
of Condition Notices or Planning Contravention Notices can be effective
almost immediately and are annoyingly disruptive to the development.  

Ian May 
Arboricultural Officer
Rushmoor Borough Council

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