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Re: Iconic tree to be preemptively removed

Subject: Re: Iconic tree to be preemptively removed
From: Michael Richardson
Date: Dec 04 2021 13:50:39
Russ, while it is too late for this tree, does the municipality not have an
educated arborist who could have recommended treatment years ago to prolong
life?  They have the tree ringed in snow fence, they have free wood chips
from their trimming/removal activities, and soils decompaction could have
been done via wood chips or with some very simple techniques (inexpensive
techniques).

As is common in North America, lack of intervention has led to decline and
death.  It is about time that tree preservation be taken seriously and
"arborists" either receive serious training or pass work on to those that
are capable.




Michael Richardson B.Sc.F., BCMA
Ontario MTCU Qualified Arborist
Richardson Tree Care
Richardsontreecare.ca
613-475-2877
800-769-9183

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On Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:33 AM Russ Carlson <thearborist@xxxx.com> wrote:

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I've seen this tree a few times. It sits on top of a hill, much
frequented by park visitors. One of the most photographed trees in
Philadelphia. It has been in decline for several years, now dropping
sizeable limbs. The decision to remove was not taken lightly, and was
made by arborists, not pols. I have not worked much with ancient tree
techniques (not sure if 90 years qualifies in any way) nor with
retrenchment techniques. However, I do not think it would do more than
reduce the risk temporarily while the tree finishes dying. The city
cannot afford to spend money on keeping one tree around a few years
longer while there are hundreds that need attention or removal. The money
is not in the budget for that.


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On 12/4/21 1:51 AM, Wayne Tyson wrote:


https://6abc.com/belmont-maple-iconic-trees-philly-tress-philadelphia-parks-and-recreation/11294253/

  Comments?

  WT






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