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RE: Tree Root Damage to Pavements

Subject: RE: Tree Root Damage to Pavements
From: Howe, Ron
Date: Dec 18 2013 15:30:30
Hi Fiona,

You can only assess that at the time of excavation. If you're lucky, as
in many cases, you may find that only small roots are actually
responsible for an apparently disproportionate level of damage ... As it
gets magnified on the top of the hard surface. If a major root is
involved, and if it needs pruning, then that is a balance you'll have to
consider at the time after assessing the root architecture. Usually the
loss of the odd surfacing root is not a mjor problem and quite often,
those surface roots are adventitious rather than structural anchor
roots. Sometimes, a balance can be struck between a level pavement and
acceptance of a gradient and, in the knowledge that ongoing repairs may
be needed on a cyclical basis. 


Ron Howe
Principal Tree Officer (Planning)
Mole Valley District Council
Tel. 01306 XXX XXX
Website -www.molevalley.gov.uk 

Please take a look at the new 2012 Tree Protection Regulations and
guidance
http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/2127685.
pdf at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/605/contents/made


-----Original Message-----
From: Fiona Melville [mailto:melvillef@xxxxxxxxx.gov.uk] 
Sent: 18 December 2013 14:07
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: Tree Root Damage to Pavements

Hi Ron,
Thanks for your reply. I am concerned about the need in some cases, to
sever major structural roots in order to achieve a level surface...

"Howe, Ron" <Ron.Howe@xxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk> 18/12/2013 13:14 >>>
Hi Fiona,

We usually repair the pavement, removing any surfacing roots underneath
enough to get the hard stuff down and just leave it like that ...  


Ron Howe
Principal Tree Officer (Planning)
Mole Valley District Council
Tel. 01306 XXX XXX
Website -www.molevalley.gov.uk 

-----Original Message-----
From: Fiona Melville [mailto:melvillef@xxxxxxxxx.gov.uk]
Sent: 18 December 2013 12:50
To: UK Tree Care
Cc: FIONA MELVILLE
Subject: Tree Root Damage to Pavements

Hello,
I have a roads engineer about to carry out remedial work (in two weeks
time..) to pavements where mature street trees have cracked the
surfacing. Does anyone have a feasible and cost effective solution to
remediate the damage caused by mature (and still growing) roots in close
proximity to pavements/roads? I have no direct experience of using
products such as CellWeb and I note suggestions in the Tree Roots and
the Built Environment but would appreciate if anyone has first hand
knowledge and application in this area?
 
Many thanks.


Regards,
 
Fiona Melville BSc (Hons) Arb. Dip For. M.Arbor.A Tree and Woodland
Officer Stirling Council Allanwater House Kerse Road Stirling
FK7 7SG
Tel. 01786 XXXXXX

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