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I would like to respond to Mr Catena's posting for several reasons which I
will hopefully express better than last time
I posted on this subject.
My interest in TI was aroused by the succesful completion of the AA PTI
course and the realisation that Picus etc was not geared toward determining
tree health but tree disease. I am also a IRATA rope access technician so
have come across the use of non destructive testing by TI in the engineering
After an internet search i began reading MBT posting and web pages which
seemed to be the only UK based research available. I then enquired through
a AA Reg. Consultant as to the efficacy of TI - the response was that it
could be the next 'big thing' but there was little conclusive proof yet.
As a result I contacted Marcus who convinced me that despite my financial
worries about paying for the course the Licenseeship and training would
allow me to market and use the product succsesfully and allow me to look at
saving trees rather than cutting them down because I wasn't sure enough of
At this point i had not yet heard of Mr Catena exept his mention in MBT
literature and a few documents in Italian I found but was unable to read.
The next part is well known now and I will not bring it up further except to
say that I understand several people have been recompensed by MBT but as yet
I still have an interest in TI of course despite my experiences but having
asked Mr Cowan if he was interested in continuing my education I sadly
received no response at all. (I may understand some of his reasons for not
Recently I fought and lost a small battle to save a 250 year old fluted
beech tree condemned by Picus. It had no decay whatsoever but was described
as 70% decayed by the consultant. This is the reason I want to understand
the application of TI and most of the reason I feel cheated by MBT. I know
I can give good service to our trees, my clients and our communities and I
hope I can further my studies in this field.
Mr Catena, if the opportunity exists to study with you in either UK or
Italy I would jump at the opportunity.
Having put my neck on the chopping board for the sake of my moral view point
and without the scientific background to carry any weight amongst our
current industry 'leaders' I feel there has to be a happier ending for me in
this sorry saga other than a refund from MBT (still waiting Marcus) and a
lifetime of being slightly ostracised by the Arb community for standing up
for myself and others.
Bonne Annee a tous de Paris
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