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RE: Fairy Lights in trees.

Subject: RE: Fairy Lights in trees.
From: Mark Mackworth-Praed
Date: Jul 06 2018 13:53:41
Hi Bill 

Re your PS - maybe so - but "Illuminations fancifully associated with small 
imaginary beings of (often female) human form with magical powers and usually 
winged" takes rather longer to say

Best 
Mark M-P

Arboriculture | Ecology | Landscape
Tel: 07761 XXXXXX
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Kettering | Shoreham | Bracknell | East Grinstead 

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Bill Anderson
Sent: 06 July 2018 14:29
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Fairy Lights in trees.

What ho!
Just been to see what might have been summer branch drop but turned out to be 
an elderly Beech tree in the sort of condition where it shedding a branch 
could be regarded as entirely foreseeable. (Not that it's caused a
problem.)

However the tree and its neighbours are liberally festooned with fairy 
lights, and conduit has been nailed (yes with nails) to the tree to 
accommodate the power supply. Obviously I disapprove although it would be 
hard to blame the lights for the tree's poor condition.

However, I'm forced to consider whether we; the fraternity, have a consensus 
on the desirability or otherwise of fairy lights in trees. Any thoughts? This 
lot are so entangled that it would be difficult to remove them without wire 
cutters, and clearly the conduit won't be removed without causing further 
damage to the bark.

Thanks as ever; Bill.

PS. Can we call em fairy lights nowadays? Or am I offending some minority 
group? (again)



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