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RE: Butresses [Scanned]

Subject: RE: Butresses [Scanned]
From: Addison, Gilbert
Date: Jul 15 2009 11:08:18
Not such a shame Edmund - surely we don't want more exotic monocultures
of dubious value to biodiversity? 


Gilbert Addison
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-----Original Message-----
From: Edmund Hopkins [mailto:Edmund.Hopkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk] 
Sent: 15 July 2009 11:59
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: Butresses [Scanned]

Oh dear, and I thought fluting was genetic rather than adaptive,
probably because the Birch (tree breeding) improvement programme that
was running over here for a while, was trying to minimise it by
breeding.

Fluting, big taper, buttressing, all undesirable traits if growing for
timber. Shame the Monkey puzzle doesn't produce the timber quality here
in the UK that it apparently does at home.


Edmund Hopkins
Tree Officer
Planning Services
Nottingham City Council
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From: Scott Cullen [dscottcul@xxxx.net]
Sent: 15 July 2009 11:40
  SC  Seems to me USDA FS published a paper on fluting in Alaskan
hemlocks as a wind response.  I think we need to distinguish the
important understanding of how morphology of any sort arises from how
morphologies or chnages in them relate to risk of failure.
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