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Re: Staining/Exudent on ash

Subject: Re: Staining/Exudent on ash
From: Wayne Tyson
Date: Sep 29 2020 19:20:30
Thanks to Jon for pointing out that the danger zone can be larger than the
height of the tree. Pieces of dead and live trees can become missiles and
end up knocking someone's hard hat off--or worse.

I believe it quite unconscionable that tree professionals are not asked to
assess trees with signs of being compromised before they are quite
obviously deep in decline or dead, often for some years after the symptoms
show.

Wayne

Y'all be safe, now, y'heah?

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 4:07 AM Jon Heuch <jh@xxxxxxxx.co.uk> wrote:

You might want to go onto arbrtalk and read some of the experiences of
removing dead & dying ash..if you can't fell it or use a cherry picker you
might want to consider an early removal. And if you could fell it, there
are
tales of pieces travelling if they fall to the ground. I wouldn't want to
use the word "exploding" but it gives you a picture of what might happen.



I think the risk during removal becomes a more significant issue than the
risk of tree & branch failure before that point..although leave it long
enough & you can have both together. It's one of the reasons why the
Ministry of Defence & Surrey Wildlife Trust have clear felled live ash
prior
to waiting for tree death.



Jon






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