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RE: any information on the potentially harmful effects of vegetable oil contamination on soils/ tree root growth and survival?

Subject: RE: any information on the potentially harmful effects of vegetable oil contamination on soils/ tree root growth and survival?
From: Rupert Baker
Date: Jun 28 2018 11:18:18
Nope - chucked it out the back hot....
I understand that they wont be allowed to that venue again....

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From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Tahir Sharif
Sent: 28 June 2018 11:28
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: any information on the potentially harmful effects of vegetable 
oil contamination on soils/ tree root growth and survival?

No help at all, but hopefully they waited for it cool before they "disposed" 
of it.

Tahir

On 28/06/2018 11:25, Rupert Baker wrote:
Hi collective,

Does anyone have any experience of this?  I have a situation where a 
caterer at a festival had chucked a lot of waste oil - 10's of litres 
of used chip fat - out of the back of their concession into the 
ground, where as well as making a horrific mess for all the ops 
contractors - contaminating tentage, power cabling, signals wires, 
plumbing etc etc. It had soaked into the ground at the base of a 
moderate sized Lawson cypress.  Discovered during the breakdown 
period, so it had soaked well in to the ground.  I had  the affected 
surface soil scraped off where possible, disposed of, and replaced, but 
could not go down far (~100mm ave), because of roots.




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