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RE: Tree Groups

Subject: RE: Tree Groups
From: Howe, Ron
Date: Dec 18 2008 10:58:30
I don't disagree with this Paul. It's a judgement thing. It's just, that
if you're standing there looking at a defective tree then why not make a
note ... Otherwise, what are you doing standing there looking at a tree
where you expect no-one to go?

Ron Howe
Planning Tree Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Pippbrook
Dorking
RH4 1SJ
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Hawksford [mailto:arborconsulting@xxxx.com] 
Sent: Wed, 17 December 2008 23:36
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Tree Groups


Ron

I understand to a point your defect led approach, but ask you to
consider the probability of significant harm from a tree on a piece of
land that is rarely used. That probability may be one in a billion or
more. Are we as Arborists not independently objective in our assessments
and therefore suggesting that financial resources are better spent
elsewhere? 

My lord, is that the time........


Paul Hawksford
Principal Arboriculturist
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