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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: foxpaw123
Date: Oct 21 2020 16:48:30

Dear AllBased on the information presented the tree would (in my humble 
opinion) fall neatly into the U category.That's until Bat roosts were 
mentioned. That would bring a further determination regarding Bat species, 
sex and numbers of bats. For example if it was a maternity colony or a 
relatively scarce bat the focus might go there. If we were dealing with a 
small number of Male Soprano pipistrelles occasionally using the roost it 
maybe the tree could be felled after bat inspection/licensed.For the more 
complex bat roost parameters,  an alternative bat roost feature maybe 
required to be installed before felling takes place or the tree structure 
altered to make safe any wayward branches with as least disturbance to the 
bats eg undertake works when the bats are on holiday....  done under 
licence.My take on the matter is that Safety comes first.But there you 
go.DavidSent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
-------- Original message --------From: AV Arboriculture <mike@xxxxxxx.co.uk> 
Date: 21/10/2020  15:49  (GMT+00:00) To: UK Tree Care 
<uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> Subject: Re: BS5837 - how to categorise a 
hazardous tree with a known bat roost
  in it? 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 -- The UK 
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