Tree and Woodland

A group for Arboriculturists, Silviculturists and anyone interested in Trees and Woodland Management.

Location: Europe
Members: 68
Latest Activity: Sep 12

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Comment by Sustainable Land Management on April 21, 2009 at 9:40
Just to stop boring the masses with an ongoing thread on tree issues, thought this might be a good wheeze.

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Comment by Phil Voice on April 21, 2009 at 9:48
Great idea Pip
Comment by Hamish on April 21, 2009 at 10:22
good stuff, by theway what is the photo at the bottom of the tree health blog? is it a burr
Comment by Sustainable Land Management on April 21, 2009 at 11:49
Thanks Hamish, particularly for SRC stuff from the FC. Good Luck with your thesis, great subject - i ended up doing loads on 'endotrophic influences on a calcareous habitat' - should have been subtitled dog poo on limestone fauna. I had wanted to the value of trees thing but was too bigger a subject.
It is a real shame that the FC guidebooks and Notes are not all available online - the tree shop in Cairndow used to sell a lot of these, but looking at the website it looks like they are now catering for the 'lavender and tea towel' brigade, inevitable I guess. Foreign visitors must think we all survive solely on such things.
The photo is from Wistmans wood on Dartmoor. Took my wife for her birthday to the two bridges hotel for a couple of nights, mainly on the guise that I could take a look at the woods. It is a Quercus robur, slight burr, with loads of mosses and bryophytes. Great place, but heavily visited.
Comment by Helen Nock on April 21, 2009 at 18:17
It is a good idea. Know very little about tree mangaement and habits apart from happy accidents but I do le love em and occasionally hug them to the embaressment of my partner. Thanks for invite and opps to learn.

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Comment by Pip Howard on April 21, 2009 at 20:13
Nothing wrong with tree hugging; when I first started college our lecturer was showing us how to measure tree girth using dbh tape, when he had us all with our arms wrapped round the trees he took a photo much to our dismay. There was a chap in East Devon who used to get students and children, blindfolded to find a tree, feel it and then return to a meeting place, once the blindfolds were off all the students were able to find the tree they were with.
Comment by Helen Nock on April 21, 2009 at 20:58
Aaah. That's a great story Pip. Could be fun to try when we have activity days for children in the quarry I work in.
Comment by Andrew Garner on April 22, 2009 at 16:34
Not really a tree professional, but love working with them and want to learn more.
Comment by Andrew Garner on April 23, 2009 at 14:09
Can someone let me know whether it is really necessary to carry out stump treatment, as it costs a fortune and a client was asking whether it was really the only way.
Comment by Hamish on April 25, 2009 at 17:01
Can you describe what you mean by stump treatment, eg chemicals or grinding?. Grinding is certainly not cheap but sometimes necessary.

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