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RE: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

Subject: RE: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations
From: Adrian Lamont
Date: Jul 29 2020 20:06:10
You can't direct plant seeds in high footfall areas.

 Adrian Lamont
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 Tel: 027 5XXX XXX |Email: adrian@xxxxxxx.co.nz



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[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Wayne Tyson
Sent: Thursday, 30 July 2020 8:02 a.m.
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

Correct! Plant seeds, let the tree do its thing, but make certain that there
is sufficient volume of permeable soil and subsoil/formational materials for
the development of a normal root system and water delivery to the potential
root zone. Pre-irrigate the entire potential root zone if necessary.
Drilling several small holes from each planting site radially (say, five?)
at a downward angle to encourage initial root development.
The seedlings will grow faster and stronger than artificially-supported,
prematurely debranched nursery stock--no stakes or ties needed. No root
deformation from containers. No introduced pathogens. No fertilizer.
Minimal feasive (given the species) surface root development to break
surface works like paving. Try alternating seed-planted trees with nursery
stock and track results. Some temporary protection might be needed for a
season or two, mainly to prevent trampling or pulling.

Wayne

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 3:37 AM Brewster, Ian <Ian.Brewster@xxxxxxx.co.uk>
wrote:

In light of modern day CCTV has there a study that suggests metal
cages prevent vandalism to trees in high footfall areas?
Is it simply that they have no practical purpose.
Those who have planted in such areas with single/double staked
methods, did they experience tree damage during their initial
establishment phase?
The reason for these questions is that we are considering planting as
cheaply as possible using the basic methods that you would typically
encounter in the highway.
I'm trying to avoid ornate grills, cages and landscape architect
designs and pay more for adequate soil volumes, irrigation and support.
In light of modern day CCTV has there a study that suggests metal
cages prevent vandalism to trees in high footfall areas?
Is it simply that they have no practical purpose.
Those who have planted in such areas with single/double staked
methods, did they experience tree damage during their initial
establishment phase?
The reason for these questions is that we are considering planting as
cheaply as possible using the basic methods that you would typically
encounter in the highway.
I'm trying to avoid ornate grills, cages and landscape architect
designs and pay more for adequate soil volumes, irrigation and support.
NPS




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