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Re: Management of 'drawn up' deciduous tree and woodland strips along high speed roads

Subject: Re: Management of 'drawn up' deciduous tree and woodland strips along high speed roads
From: Brynley Andrews
Date: Jul 09 2019 17:57:02
Ian
Off topic slightly, but anyway......subject to site specific issues: there
is a much higher risk to road users from run off road RTA involving hitting
a tree than tree fall.
Lowering the RTA-T risk doesn’t necessarily mean tree removal. Same goes
for tree-fall management.
Regards
Brynley

On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 at 17:52, Brewster, Ian <Ian.Brewster@xxxxxxx.co.uk>
wrote:

I'm facing a bit of a conundrum, my concern is thinning too much within a
restricted width (2-5 trees in 5m depth) to remove overhang obstruction and
risk exposing other drawn up structures to wind fracture/throw.
Felling trees can be a concern for those residents who back on to these
wooded areas. They would see the 'natural' screen and 'sound barrier'
degrade.
Perhaps the right decision for safety is to fell all trees and remove the
potential risk of windthrow and managed in the future as small trees, scrub
and coppice. Unfortunately for most of the areas I see this opportunity
lost and where trees have been allowed to grow, becoming 'drawn up'.
Tree strips along highways are often many miles long. A cost effective
approach with traffic management is now required.
Considering the above have you experience with managing such areas, what
is your considered best course of action and how have you dealt with the
concerns from residents? Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.
.
I'm facing a bit of a conundrum, my concern is thinning too much within a
restricted width (2-5 trees in 5m depth) to remove overhang obstruction and
risk exposing other drawn up structures to wind fracture/throw.
Felling trees can be a concern for those residents who back on to these
wooded areas. They would see the 'natural' screen and 'sound barrier'
degrade.
Perhaps the right decision for safety is to fell all trees and remove the
potential risk of windthrow and managed in the future as small trees, scrub
and coppice. Unfortunately for most of the areas I see this opportunity
lost and where trees have been allowed to grow, becoming 'drawn up'.
Tree strips along highways are often many miles long. A cost effective
approach with traffic management is now required.
Considering the above have you experience with managing such areas, what
is your considered best course of action and how have you dealt with the
concerns from residents? Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.
.
NPS




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