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RE: BS5837 - how to categorise a hazardous tree with a known bat roost in it?

Subject: RE: BS5837 - how to categorise a hazardous tree with a known bat roost in it?
From: Jim Quaife
Date: Oct 21 2020 14:14:58
Hi Bettina,
Your description sets a scene!
Whereas 5837 requires a current categorisation, tree folk have to think ahead.
What is this tree going to present in say, 5 years' time?   Is it of 
sufficient reliable value to compromise an efficient development which one 
might reasonably expect to last a bit longer?
In this sort of situation (in fact in every situation), I imagine someone 
looking at a tree in 5-10 years' time, and hoping that they don't say "who on 
earth thought it a good idea to keep that!!"  
There you go - more questions and no answers.
Best,
Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Bettina Broadway-Mann
Sent: 21 October 2020 15:00
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: BS5837 - how to categorise a hazardous tree with a known bat roost 
in it?

Dear All,
I have a mature Beech with many Ganoderma fungal brackets around the base
and up the trunk, numerous old pruning wound cavities and other veteran
features, and an identified bat roost in it as well.

It is within a site requiring a BS5837, and yesterday shed a very large
limb across the road.

Question - would you class this as an A3 tree, or as a category U?

Many thanks as always,

regards
Bettina



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