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Tree failure potential assessment study See Tree Risk-Benefit Management Strategy | Update Inbox

Subject: Tree failure potential assessment study See Tree Risk-Benefit Management Strategy | Update Inbox
From: Wayne Tyson
Date: Jan 27 2020 19:40:54
This is intended to relate my own perspective on the subject, with which I
understand that some may differ. I intend to post several times, in the
hopes of simplifying the discussion by discussing one issue or coherent
subject at a time, perhaps ending with a general and more comprehensive
discussion of the results. Of course, I entertain no illusions that the
discussion will ever "end," nor, in my view, should it. I *hope* that posts
and responses will be confined to *issues*, with personalities left out. I
am not, however, going to hold my breath.

My study is restricted to assessment of the condition of the tree; it
leaves out any consideration of "risk."

For starters, I believe that the biggest elephant in the room is the
absence of useful data. I know of no central database for the assembly of
relevant data and a sufficiently disciplined practice of data collection
and contribution to a central database that can be readily accessed and
assembled according to the user's needs. "Opinion" is dangerous territory,
especially in the absence of relevant facts.

Feel free to post your own relevant subjects or issues for discussion--I'm
not trying to run the show here.

Wayne
US foreigner



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