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RE: Tree Root Damage to Pavements

Subject: RE: Tree Root Damage to Pavements
From: Peter Thurman
Date: Dec 19 2013 10:03:33
In the USA they use flexible, porous rubberised paving.
Not sure about in the UK.

Peter Thurman
0774 XXX XXXX



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From: rickards123@xxxxxx.com [mailto:rickards123@xxxxxx.com]
Sent: 19 December 2013 08:45
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Tree Root Damage to Pavements

Hi Fiona
What John advised is the norm at my LA but it usually requires resurfacing 
after a few years. There are not many alternatives as far as I can see. 
Cheers Rick Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone from Virgin Media

-----Original Message-----
From: "Fiona Melville" <melvillef@xxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:17:25
To: UK Tree Care<uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Reply-To: uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info
Subject: RE: Tree Root Damage to Pavements

Many thanks for your response John.

John Flannigan <jdflannigan@xxxx.com> 19/12/2013 07:43 >>>

If it is tarmac you can raise the level to ramp it over major roots. The 
local community will value that effort far more than unnecessarily harming 
the trees. Sometimes you might have to compromise by severing the odd root 
but I wouldn't wory too much about that.
John



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On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 2:06 PM GMT Fiona Melville wrote:

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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