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  1. Anybody out there in central Scotland thinking about getting into consultancy and survey work over the next few months with a view to building up to a few days a week? Give me a shout. I have loads of work and my assistant is at capacity too. Also I noticed South Lanarkshire Council is looking for a full time arb assistant, looks like decent money if you don't mind working for a Council and prefer to stay dry and warm. I'll pass on the job spec if anyone wants it.
  2. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/phytophthora-pluvialis#symptoms
  3. I'm not going to spend time answering his question unless he aswers mine, otherwise I will be (re)writing a book on generalities relating to trees near buildings. Again.
  4. I have always tied my own. I was taught to tighten it up so hard that it cannot possibly ever ever come undone. Like 200kg pull. To make it LOLERable stick a waterproof label with date of tying on it and then seal in with heat shrink wrap tube. My hot tip is to remember to put the shrink wrap tube on the loop before you tie the knot. The sliding one cannot be tightened up and is therefore in theory vulnerable to working itself loose. Even if you adjust it to its final loop lengths then tighten it, it doesn't cinch together quite the same.
  5. Location will affect likelihood of shrinkable clays, likelihood of persistent soil moisture deficits and which laws apply. Among other things.
  6. You can see in the picture one of the caps is missing and the shaggy stem is visible. Rules out shaggy inkcap and shaggy parasol.
  7. North west of where? Location makes a big difference to the answer.
  8. Pic isn't good enough, I wouldn't jump to the Kd conclusion. Quite often between the buttresses of Sycamore I find white markings but they turn out to be superficial an associated with leaf mould. There 's no mistaking true Kd. The white vertion naever covers big areas, it is in spots initially and then around the rim of larger grey areas as these develop.
  9. Yep, but prognosis depends on species. G. applanatum is slow moving and possibly only consuming dead wood. G. australe is worse as it may be killing and consuming. BUt i don't knwo for sure, depends wihich text you consult and possibly depends on host species.
  10. Thanks, noted. So if a tree is to be cut down because it is dead, it does not require permission, it requires 5 days notice in advance and there is an obligation to "plant another tree of an appropriate size and species at the same place". But there is no option for the Council to impose a condition. Indeed, it looks like a Council shouldn't even take an application for remove a dangerous tree. Finally, though, if (and only if) the replacement is not planted then and only then) the Council can specify size and species. Let the dead stump rot away. End of TPO. Could voluntarily plant a replacement, but it will not be TPO'd unless the stump is removed and the Council notified.
  11. Keep me right here, please. I try to keep up with 4 separate sets of TPO law in the UK, and I sometimes get confused. On what basis does a notified dead tree removal trigger either the obligation to replant or the right of the Council to impose a condition de novo.
  12. But you haven't answered my question about conditions of consent last year. So I will have to answer this the hard way [sigh]. If you got consent last year to cut the tree down to 1m, and there were no conditions attached to it and the tree then died, you did not need to ask for consent to remove it completely. I'd go as far as to say you shouldn't have asked. There is an exemption for removal of a dead tree. End of story. If the consent last year said that you had to plant a replacement if the tree died as a result of reduction to 1 metre, you have to replace. The Council shoudl only have done this if it believed the tree had a chance of survival without being cut down to 1 metre AND was adamant that a tree (any tree) at this location was in the interests of the amenity of the area. No conditions means the Council implicitly knew that it was a last desparate act to salavage something. It didn't work, the tree died. It is then no longer a tree and no longer protected.
  13. Nothing in the Regulations, other than that the Cooncil can grant consent subject to conditions. The conditions could specify species. One could appeal against the condition if the species selection is inappropriate, but it would be difficult to win an appeal against a condition requiring the same species to be planted unless there wasa good reason fort that species being inappropriate. Even where there has been an unlawful removal, the remover is only obliged to plant a suitable size and species replacement. Strictly speaking, it is for the remover to decide this, the Council could only challenge the choice on the basis of unsuitability. But if the remover fails to plant a replacement, the Council CAN specify.
  14. Please confirm what country you are in? Also did you get a formal permission a year ago? Were there conditions attached? What were they? On the face of it I think the Council probably can't insist on a replacement. But proceed carefully, you may have to remove it (if that's what you want to do) under exemption rather than with permission.
  15. If it is a bolete, it will have pores underneath instead of gills. A very useful starter for ID.


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