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Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

Subject: Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations
From: Elton Watson
Date: Jul 29 2020 20:17:30
Hi Ian,
I am not aware of any research on this and it would depend on the location 
and size of trees you are planting but my view is that in high footfall areas 
the trees would be fine during the day time, but may get a hammering after 
dark. Probably better to invest in a guard and only have to plant the tree 
once but don’t buy any of the fancy stuff, 3 stakes and weld mesh cut to size 
will do the job.

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On 29 Jul 2020, at 11:37, 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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