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RE: Tree condition and failure assessment study COMMENTS REQUESTED

Subject: RE: Tree condition and failure assessment study COMMENTS REQUESTED
From: elsteadbysea@xxxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Jan 18 2021 12:17:17
Just found this and I suspect mainly farm workers, watch the country vet 
programmes on TV and you will get the idea.
Glad I never became a vet!

Fatal accidents involving livestock are the second biggest killer on farms, 
with 9 deaths resulting in 2018 - 2019.

Phillip

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From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Jim Quaife
Sent: 18 January 2021 12:21
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Tree condition and failure assessment study COMMENTS REQUESTED

I realise that tree-related (non-professional) fatalities are very rare (6 on 
average per year), but by way of interesting but unrelated comparison, that 
is the average number of fatalities caused each year by cattle!
Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Jon Heuch
Sent: 18 January 2021 10:25
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Tree condition and failure assessment study COMMENTS REQUESTED

"Trees are beautiful but they are a bit of a liability," said Bill Greenwood, 
city parks director.

 

Wayne

 

The city parks director pithily sums up the situation. If you want 0 risk you 
cut lots of trees down; if you are prepared to take a little risk and have 
the resources to deal with the "liability" either with insurance or with your 
own resources, you can afford to take a bit of a risk.

 

It is of course a shame that this was not a bog-standard tree but one in 
which a "risk" had been identified as causing concern. People had inspected 
the tree but decided it could stay. I assume they had judged that the risk of 
failure of the tree was minimal taking into account that the target was well 
defined with its lean. I assume that if the inspector had had a crystal ball 
and known that the risk of failure was significant even in strong winds and 
wet soil, the tree might have been removed/pruned or something done to it to 
prevent its falling?

 

Easy for the inspector to judge risk holistically but the family having to 
live beneath it is likely to take a very different attitude to risk. Much 
likely to be more cautious.

 

"The city needs to listen to the people of the community, Janine Morse 
repeated.

 

"We need to be safe in our homes," she said."

 

Classic undermining of trust!

 

Jon 

 




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