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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: Bill Anderson
Date: Oct 21 2020 15:25:47
How would the LPA disagree? it's got a "serious irremediable defect." They
could not reasonably stick a TPO on it. And most LA (not LPA) Officers of
my acquaintance would condemn it. Round here (Sheffield) the LPA would ask
for an LA Arb (who all work in the Parks section) to have a look and in my
experience they're way more risk-averse than most. I accept that away from
a road or anything else there might be an alternative course of action but
for Bettina's described situation it's a "U" and there's no other option.
Also to make A3 it's got to have 40 years life expectancy, which means
without extensive remedial work, not "40 years if you prop it up in the
manner of the Major Oak."
Bill.

On Wed, 21 Oct 2020 at 15:49, AV Arboriculture <mike@xxxxxxx.co.uk> wrote:

It depends on the context.  If the tree can be retained in some form with
a low probability of harm then it could be classed as an A3.  This might
necessitate some change in the design of the development, if that is
possible.  Otherwise it may have to be a U.  The LPA may disagree however
and demand its retention.

Mike Charkow
Arbor Vitae Arboriculture Ltd




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