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Re: RE: Digging up footpaths

Subject: Re: RE: Digging up footpaths
From: Julian Morris
Date: Jul 30 2019 16:33:59
Didn't someone on UKTC circulate te FC guidance last week? Or was it on 
Arbtalk. I have it if anyone wants it.

I'm glad to be in Scotland when these things come up, bad enought the current 
UK democracty shnmbles without Barnum Johnston's undeliverable promises to 
fix all the ills of life in England, like no-one tried before.

Now that I think about it, we don't have shrinkable clays either, so I'll 
shut up.

Julian A. Morris - Professional Tree Services
jamtrees.co.uk  and  highhedgesscotland.com
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Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 4:33 PM
From: "Brewster, Ian" <Ian.Brewster@xxxxxxx.co.uk>
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Digging up footpaths

Interesting to note the Gov. references a publication by FC regarding trees 
in the Highway.
Some interesting tree maintenance solutions in there such as the regular 
pruning to control water uptake and root/incremental trunk expansion.
Presumably therefore it is suggesting that if trees are regularly cut it 
will reduce the impact of disrupted tarmac footway surfaces and low load 
bearing structures.
Interesting to note tree managers views are that it is better to retain 
large trees whilst maintaining them at a reduced size.
Welcome back post 1971 and tolerance of minor cracks. Shouldn’t householder 
Insurers now be requesting a signed disclaimer from all property owners 
stating that they would not be claiming for damages if cracks a less than 
5mm.
This would help save many trees which we now need to offset carbon and 
climate extremes….
But your initial point being valid Tim, and the easy digging option has 
always been to dig within a nice and soft grassy verge. That’s the reason 
why verges exist right, to offer utilities an ease of passage?
Interesting to note the Gov. references a publication by FC regarding trees 
in the Highway.
Some interesting tree maintenance solutions in there such as the regular 
pruning to control water uptake and root/incremental trunk expansion.
Presumably therefore it is suggesting that if trees are regularly cut it 
will reduce the impact of disrupted tarmac footway surfaces and low load 
bearing structures.
Interesting to note tree managers views are that it is better to retain 
large trees whilst maintaining them at a reduced size.
Welcome back post 1971 and tolerance of minor cracks. Shouldn’t householder 
Insurers now be requesting a signed disclaimer from all property owners 
stating that they would not be claiming for damages if cracks a less than 
5mm.
This would help save many trees which we now need to offset carbon and 
climate extremes….
But your initial point being valid Tim, and the easy digging option has 
always been to dig within a nice and soft grassy verge. That’s the reason 
why verges exist right, to offer utilities an ease of passage?

From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
<uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> On Behalf Of Tim Moya
Sent: 30 July 2019 15:35
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Digging up footpaths

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/digging-up-paths-to-lay-cables-will-reduce-roadworks-and-congestion-5pz07knft<https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/digging-up-paths-to-lay-cables-will-reduce-roadworks-and-congestion-5pz07knft>

Seems to me that even if they don't dig up the existing trees, they will 
reduce the chances of planting trees in the future.
How will Boris square that circle? Buildouts into the road perhaps as 
suggested here?
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/highway-tree-management-operations-note-51?utm_source=7dedc539-832d-4da3-af35-9ed2bc5b0274&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate<https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/highway-tree-management-operations-note-51?utm_source=7dedc539-832d-4da3-af35-9ed2bc5b0274&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate>

Tim
NPS
 From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
<uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> On Behalf Of Tim Moya
Sent: 30 July 2019 15:35
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Digging up footpaths

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/digging-up-paths-to-lay-cables-will-reduce-roadworks-and-congestion-5pz07knft<https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/digging-up-paths-to-lay-cables-will-reduce-roadworks-and-congestion-5pz07knft>

Seems to me that even if they don't dig up the existing trees, they will 
reduce the chances of planting trees in the future.
How will Boris square that circle? Buildouts into the road perhaps as 
suggested here?
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/highway-tree-management-operations-note-51?utm_source=7dedc539-832d-4da3-af35-9ed2bc5b0274&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate<https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/highway-tree-management-operations-note-51?utm_source=7dedc539-832d-4da3-af35-9ed2bc5b0274&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate>

Tim



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