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Dan Earp   

Seems like the root plate had snapped out/rotted etc possible gammer derma? weve had quite a few over the last 8/months and have had to take them out

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chazzer   

I like the end bit too!

 

"It has been pretty windy in town today and you can have a really healthy tree but if the wind catches in a particular way a healthy tree can be blown over"

 

Charlie

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Tom D   

I hope the kids pull through OK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's not enough root on that for it to be a healthy wind-throw, some rot there for sure.

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I like the end bit too!

 

"It has been pretty windy in town today and you can have a really healthy tree but if the wind catches in a particular way a healthy tree can be blown over"

 

Charlie

 

Yeah, notice the council said that, maybe someones trying to cover themselves:sneaky2:

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HCR   
we have everything documented, but with 8 crews of 3/2 and 220k trees its sometimes a catching up game

 

In the last place I worked we had a claim following a serious injury - not tree related but the points of law remain the same. Although the feature in question hadn't been inspected, a regime was in place and was well documented.

 

In other words, the court accepted our defence and was satisfied with the notion that with the best will in the world no one can inspect everything all at once. Or to put it yet another way, the duty of care extends to taking all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your visitors. Superhuman efforts are not required and the resources available are a material consideration.

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In the last place I worked we had a claim following a serious injury - not tree related but the points of law remain the same. Although the feature in question hadn't been inspected, a regime was in place and was well documented.

 

In other words, the court accepted our defence and was satisfied with the notion that with the best will in the world no one can inspect everything all at once. Or to put it yet another way, the duty of care extends to taking all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your visitors. Superhuman efforts are not required and the resources available are a material consideration.

 

As is the likelihood of an incident occurring. :001_smile:

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