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Rather than the word 'control', the word management might be better. Control doesn't suggest much thought is applied to the actions. Management suggests some thought process to achieve a desired, evidence based outcome.

 

According to the Department of Zoology, Imperial College, London there are 41 species of insects associated with ash in Britain. (That will soon be rising to 42). According to the RHS, but who knows their source, there are more than 140 species of insect associated with ivy.

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On 13/01/2019 at 17:20, tree-fancier123 said:

Go and climb a few mature ash not covered in ivy (if you can still manage it)

I've spent today dismantling a tree at a friends house.

 

Just thought I'd let you know that l can still manage it. Just.

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12 hours ago, Mark Bolam said:

Murderer!

Murder: the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.

 

I can confirm for the record no human beings were deliberately killed during the tree works.

12 hours ago, tree-fancier123 said:

murdering is ok, as long as you think it through first

Thinking it through first is what makes it murder.

 

The works were carried out as part of the management plan for the wider garden. Which in due course will include, amongst other things, the planting of a couple of acres of red squirrel friendly woodland which will link to existing woodland and other wildlife corridors and habitats.

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13 hours ago, Mark Bolam said:

Murderer!

Churchill called it arboricide when they felled some box from Chequers (IIRC to make draughstman's rulers)

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Not heard that before

 

'Arboricide is a crime, as well as homicide. The name of Gastrell, who cut down Shakspeare's mulberry tree, is justly followed by the execrations of posterity, and hangs forever on a gibbet of reproach, vainly craving the boon of oblivion. ["New England Farmer," March 1853]'

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