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Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

Subject: Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations
From: Michael Richardson
Date: Jul 30 2020 10:47:23
It is not hard to believe that shop keepers want trees gone.

In the town I live in a small number of shop keepers sought to have all
street trees removed from the main shopping area.  They won the battle and
now we have lovely clean white concrete where trees once were.

Why?  Dirty leaves and dirty birds sitting in the trees!

Michael Richardson B.Sc.F., BCMA
Ontario MTCU Qualified Arborist
Richardson Tree Care
Richardsontreecare.ca
613-475-2877
800-769-9183

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On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 6:42 AM Alastair Durkin <ADurkin@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
wrote:

The shopkeepers vandalised the trees???

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On Behalf Of Jerry Ross
Sent: 30 July 2020 11:06
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Metal cages in High Street / Precinct locations

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.

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<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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k> 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.

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<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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