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RE: RPA offset for ploughing

Subject: RE: RPA offset for ploughing
From: AV Arboriculture
Date: Aug 13 2019 16:40:17
Thanks Jim. You make a good point about root volume.

Regards,Mike CharkowPrincipal Arboriculturist______________________Arbor 
Vitae Arboriculture LtdPlanning surveys, Tree inspections, Bats in trees 
inspections, Arboricultural consultancy, Soil de-compaction, Root 
Investigation, Woodland 
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----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Quaife <jq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk>
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Sent: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:28:16 +0100 (BST)
Subject: RE: RPA offset for ploughing

I think a little understanding of agriculture would help here.
Think about the depth of ploughing (as opposed so sub-soiling which depending 
upon the soil type is used to break up the pan) and rooting depth.
If a tree is not harmed by ploughing, which usually they are not (first-time 
ploughing on a shallow soil might), the likelihood is that the root system, 
or certainly the top part of it, will be translocated downward.
I know that anything other than an area for the RPA would be impossible to 
stipulate in any quantifiable way, but why oh why is root VOLUME seemingly 
ignored?
Ploughing will not reduce an RPA's extent necessarily (although of course it 
might!), just translocate it.
Ho-hum!
Jim   

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of AV Arboriculture
Sent: 12 August 2019 10:20
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Spam> RPA offset for ploughing

Has anyone ever come across instances of reducing a tree's root protection 
area because of ploughing activity? If so, have they been justified, or can 
it be justified? 

Mike Charkow 

Arbor Vitae Arboriculture Ltd 




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