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Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

Subject: Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations
From: Jerry Ross
Date: Jul 30 2020 07:43:51
The response round here is generally 'You can't plant trees because they'll obstruct the CCTV cameras' Besides which, has anyone damaging a city centre tree ever been prosecuted, or even positively identified from CCTV images?




On 29/07/2020 11:36, Brewster, Ian 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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