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Re: Tree hazard potential assessment study UK Norwich SPLITS 2019 08 10

Subject: Re: Tree hazard potential assessment study UK Norwich SPLITS 2019 08 10
From: Michael Richardson
Date: Aug 11 2019 23:57:38
You need to read Duncan Slater's work on tree forks, that should tell you
everything.


Michael Richardson B.Sc.F., BCMA
Ontario MTCU Qualified Arborist
Richardson Tree Care
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On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 4:34 PM Robert Thackray <robert@xxxxxxxxxx.co.uk>
wrote:

No comment to make about the failure, but from memory it was a Kentucky
coffee tree (Gymnocladus). A real shame as it was quite a prominent tree,
the same churchyard lost a bead tree (Melia) a year or so back... Norwich
has a legacy of inspired communal tree planting, thanks to Mike and his
colleagues no doubt.

Robert



-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info [mailto:
uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Bill Anderson
Sent: 11 August 2019 16:23
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Tree hazard potential assessment study UK Norwich SPLITS 2019
08 10

Well, in the news bulletin I thought it looked like and Ash but in GSV it
appears to be something else; possibly Gleditisia Wayne.
https://goo.gl/maps/XDFRrZSu19JovhVG7 (Had Mike Volp, late of UKTC; a
long-serving, well-respected TO in Norwich, not passed away I'm sure he'd
have told us what it was.)
We've had some fairly violent weather over the weekend, and while I'm 150
miles away from Norwich (a city I've never visited) I can imagine that
stuck out into the North Sea like that bit of England is, it's suffered
more severe conditions than I have further inland.
Analysis? although the tree looks large in the press report, it appears
much smaller in GSV and it goes to show that trees collapsing in
potentially busy city centres can do so without causing serious injury. In
some of the photos it looks like a small bark inclusion can be seen, but
not so large that anything other than a very detailed inspection would have
revealed. Perhaps some formative pruning earlier in its life would have
eliminated the inclusion, but perhaps the form of Gleditsia (frequently a
thornless thing called Sunburst I believe) just grows like that and there's
not a deal to be done.....
Bill.

On Sat, 10 Aug 2019 at 23:38, Wayne Tyson <wt750mv@xxxxxx.com> wrote:

I respectfully request as many assessments and analyses as possible.



https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/tree-falls-down-in-city-centre-road-blocked-1-6208955

Thank you,
Wayne



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