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It would seem that the same people that dictate BS:3998 to those that take the time to apply for conservation and TPO work give their own contractors a Carte blanche to do this! :sneaky2:


This kind of work has been done on so many council owned street trees! So many of which will not recover from the massacre they have endured. :thumbdown:


Have I missed some training along the way that explains the reason for this mess? I cant see a single pruning cut, the trees might as well have been shaped with a giant hedge trimmer!


Anyone else have an opinion on this?











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Not on my watch!


Glad to hear it :thumbup:

Have you seen the big old oak by the Texaco garage on shrub end road lately, or worse yet the, erm, 'habitat stick' by the speed camera top end of ipswich road? :eek: Of course no offence intended to whoever did the work, all to spec I'm sure!


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Petty standard work around my village but that's parish councils/councillors for you. City councils SHOULD be a different story.



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These pictures are from Clare in Suffolk.


As I said in the first post, this has been done to many street trees in the county, I phoned the LPA a couple of years back to enquire why this was being done and to ask if they knew what their contractors were doing, I was told it was the county council's contractors.


Ah that's ok then........:sneaky2:

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