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What about setting up some kind of regular training event/volunteer based 'ancient tree rescue squad'? With the right guidance highly valued, ecological important veteran trees under management with tight/none existent budgets could be helped into their next stage of senescence and teach those who want to learn in the process. Maybe the ATF or similar would want to be involved?

 

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What about setting up some kind of regular training event/volunteer based 'ancient tree rescue squad'? With the right guidance highly valued, ecological important veteran trees under management with tight/none existent budgets could be helped into their next stage of senescence and teach those who want to learn in the process. Maybe the ATF or similar would want to be involved?

 

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It's already in motion Kevin & is a significant aim of the VETree project.

 

http://www.vetree.eu/en/page/3/The+project

 

Once the trainers (across the 5 partner European countries) have attended the 3 day workshops they will be in a position to spread the knowledge of vet tree management techniques and 'advise' stakeholder groups such as land owners (forestry, agriculture, private) and just as importantly, hopefully influence policy and steer working parties at an individual tree level.

 

Ends this year but aims to leave a legacy and infrastructure/network for people to create and maintain management plans for trees like the Frithsden beech..........but like all things, it will take focus and commitment by individual people to actually make things happen and continue the movement toward better Veteran tree awareness and management.

 

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What about setting up some kind of regular training event/volunteer based 'ancient tree rescue squad'? With the right guidance highly valued, ecological important veteran trees under management with tight/none existent budgets could be helped into their next stage of senescence and teach those who want to learn in the process. Maybe the ATF or similar would want to be involved?

 

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I would be happy to join / support such a team, have limited resource but am sympathetic to the cause, add me to the list!

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Not this one i hope!?!:sad:

 

The only wonder is how it took so long; the crack is evident under your very feet. With the expense of propping, and the sociopolitical/legal questions around fencing, there's on wonder this was not done.

 

BS3998 and also the German ZTV standards give good advice on cabling, yet that treatment seldom gets a mention; curious! and tragic.

 

Two strands of steel crisscrossed up high and a wee tickle at the edges....Any vet tree training should have a comprehensive and unbiased look at viable tree care options. Many of these losses look foreseeable, and preventable. :thumbdown:

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Not this one i hope!?!:sad:

 

The only wonder is how it took so long; the crack is evident under your very feet. With the expense of propping, and the sociopolitical/legal questions around fencing, there's on wonder this was not done.

 

BS3998 and also the German ZTV standards give good advice on cabling, yet that treatment seldom gets a mention; curious! and tragic.

 

Two strands of steel crisscrossed up high and a wee tickle at the edges....Any vet tree training should have a comprehensive and unbiased look at viable tree care options. Many of these losses look foreseeable, and very avoidable. :thumbdown:

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It's already in motion Kevin & is a significant aim of the VETree project.

 

Vetree - Veteran Tree Network

 

Once the trainers (across the 5 partner European countries) have attended the 3 day workshops they will be in a position to spread the knowledge of vet tree management techniques and 'advise' stakeholder groups such as land owners (forestry, agriculture, private) and just as importantly, hopefully influence policy and steer working parties at an individual tree level.

 

Ends this year but aims to leave a legacy and infrastructure/network for people to create and maintain management plans for trees like the Frithsden beech..........but like all things, it will take focus and commitment by individual people to actually make things happen and continue the movement toward better Veteran tree awareness and management.

 

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yes, I hate the fact that I need to be trained to be considered worthy, but needs be, time to get on the bandwagon and do the training

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