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RE: Tree planting and underground services

Subject: RE: Tree planting and underground services
From: Jim Quaife
Date: Nov 15 2021 19:20:19
It depends on the trench spec for the services, but based on the mature size 
of the tree the potential distortion of cables is unlikely to cause problems, 
most pipes are robust (check for cast iron!), but glazed earthenware with 
clay-sealed joints can be at risk.
It just requires research with the services companies.
Jim   

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Jerry Ross
Sent: 15 November 2021 17:33
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Tree planting and underground services

Are there regulations (or guidance) for lateral clearances required (or 
advised) for tree planting over or near underground electric cables?
NJUG discusses the depth at which services should be set but it is 
largely guidance for installing services near trees, not planting trees 
near services.
Is there any reason or justification for prohibiting planting in a wide 
verge because there are a couple of cables?
(I take for granted that precautions need to be taken to avoid direct 
damage to cable, although I'm only talking about hand planting - no 
mini-diggers or tree spades involved.)



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