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RE: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

Subject: RE: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations
From: Tim Errington
Date: Jul 29 2020 20:08:58
Agreed, this would not work at all in my urban areas, I have to plant heavy 
grade trees in order to avoid vandalism and even then some lower branches are 
lost to high spirits!

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From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Adrian Lamont
Sent: Thursday, 30 July 2020 8:06 AM
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

You can't direct plant seeds in high footfall areas.

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



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From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info
[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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