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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 10:06:32
Whatever you use, make 'em tall (see attached)

To be fair, this particular act of vandalism was perpetrated by the shopkeepers' BID, but it was in response to the leaders having been snapped out previously.





On 30/07/2020 10:11, Brewster, Ian wrote:
Thanks Elton. Weldmesh is practical and cheap  but some would use High usage 
areas as a reason to spend a great deal on very expensive ornate cage & grill 
bling.

From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Elton Watson
Sent: 29 July 2020 21:17
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

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<mailto: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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Thanks Elton. Weldmesh is practical and cheap  but some would use High usage 
areas as a reason to spend a great deal on very expensive ornate cage & grill 
bling.

From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Elton Watson
Sent: 29 July 2020 21:17
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

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.

Sent from my iPad

On 29 Jul 2020, at 11:37, Brewster, Ian 
<Ian.Brewster@xxxxxxx.co.uk<mailto: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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