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Re: Hidden defects

Subject: Re: Hidden defects
From: Michael Richardson
Date: Jul 24 2020 14:48:11
This discussion started with hidden defects and somehow moved to  "why tree
inspection should be made redundant and replaced with tree risk assessment"

I take a broader view that tree inspections start with species, size and
location (an inventory) and may include
inspection for defects and the assessment of these leading to a risk
assessment.  The problem with moving strictly to risk is that some very
important issues are missed.  Municipalities are often interested in
inspections including details of needed pruning, details of disease &
insects, details of trees blocking stop signs and street lamps, notes on
damage done to soils and roots etc.

To think that inspections are redundant and that most risk is so low that
inspections should not be done seems rather narrow sighted.


Michael Richardson B.Sc.F., BCMA
Ontario MTCU Qualified Arborist
Richardson Tree Care
Richardsontreecare.ca
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On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 8:02 AM David Evans <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com> wrote:

<<I think most people can decide for themselves what is reasonable.>>

Yes, they can.  1000 Arborists = 1000 different reasonable decisions.

Furthermore, as the objective here is ivy removal from trees that don't
have obvious tree risk features, to try and find hidden defects.
Self-evidently, none of them is going to be reasonable enough if a risk is
realised from a hidden defect that wasn't found.

Cheers

Acer Ventura




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