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RE: Tree related questions for a quiz for ordinary people

Subject: RE: Tree related questions for a quiz for ordinary people
From: Mark
Date: Jun 26 2020 10:09:22
More like the arms trade does not change Simon.

There was a whole industry in Europe collecting bow staves from the 
hinterland and transporting them down rivers to ports where they could be 
used to pay the import duties. They then send them across the channel to 
England with the wine, brandy etc.

We shape they up with a draw knife - put a sting on them and take them back 
to Europe to kill the locals!

Exocet missile anybody? 

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Simon Pryce Arboriculture
Sent: 26 June 2020 11:02
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Subject: Re: Tree related questions for a quiz for ordinary people

I've found yew stems like that growing out of the top of a very long 
neglected yew hedge, effectively pollard stems.

In Tudor times there was a law that every barrel of wine imported had to be 
accompanied by a number of bow staves.  I don't know numbers but I seem to 
recall Henry's annual wine bill being £3,000 at the time which would be 
something colossal in current figures. The arms race is nothing new

Simon





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