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Re: Fairy Lights in trees.

Subject: Re: Fairy Lights in trees.
From: Bill Anderson
Date: Jul 07 2018 11:08:45
I once visited a Lawson Cypress that had a distinct change in foliage
colour above a certain height. A closer inspection revealed a thin cord
tied around the trunk above which the foliage colour changed. The cord was
tight and clearly becoming embedded in the trunk. I cut it and removed it,
it left an impression but didn't damage the bark. A couple of weeks later
the foliage colour-difference had more or less vanished. Trees eh? Always
doing something to surprise you....
Bill.

On 7 July 2018 at 03:21, Wayne Tyson <wt750mv@xxxxxx.com> wrote:

I remember a case (ca 1955) of a Monterrey pine that had snapped off about
15 feet up. I found an abandoned, slightly imbedded rubber-covered guy wire
encircling the trunk at the location. The weakest link in the chain, eh?
And ironic that the "arborist" who was trying to keep the tree from blowing
over assured its failure instead . . .

I wuss joking.

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 4:09 PM, Bill Anderson <
anderson.arb.original@xxxxxx.com> wrote:

My inclination Wayne, is that lights in trees is acceptable as long as
they're not fixed to the trees with screws or nails and removed once the
lighting season is over. The trouble is plenty of people leave them all
year and then when they stop working; inevitable really, they just get
left
there. How harmful is it? In a moribund tree not putting on much
increment
it probably isn't harmful. On younger trees; still putting on increment
rapidly it's probably more harmful than the public realise. I wondered if
anybody had any other thoughts? Obviously people appreciate trees for
different reasons and there's probably no correct answer, but I wondered
if
there might be a broad consensus within our fraternity.

"Fairy lights" is common parlance in the UK, but "fairy" might, in some
quarters be a derogatory comment, along the lines of "wuss" perhaps.

Bill.

On 6 July 2018 at 18:58, Wayne Tyson <wt750mv@xxxxxx.com> wrote:

It appears that there may have been an original "thread" to which I am
unable to make a connection with this fibre.

May I have the name of said thread?

Wayne
PS: May I suggest "sprite lights?" (Of course, one should contact the
word
police before adopting it, I presume.)

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 8:19 AM, "elsteadbysea@xxxxxxxxxxx.com" <
uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> wrote:

And you may offend the population of Brighton!


Kind regards
Phillip Ellis
Sent from Samsung tablet.
-------- Original message --------From: Bill Anderson <
anderson.arb.original@xxxxxx.com> Date: 06/07/2018  14:29
(GMT+00:00)
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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