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  1. Here's another one from the RSA Edinburgh gallery. The detail is incredible. OK it's not a painting, but bits of it have been painted. It's called Family Tree by Robert Powell.
  2. The other one's called 'The Cornfield'.
  3. Excellent, considering the pish that wins the Turner Prize these days.
  4. And on the Baobab theme, here's 'Baobab Bridge' by Ade Adesina. Apologies for the reflections in the glass.
  5. Starting with this one, a bit grim but beautiful. "The Last Bao" by Ade Adesina and Tomasz Wrobel
  6. I was at a gallery recently with a diverse set of paintings with threes in them. I was going to stick them on to the end of the trees in the british landscape thread, but what all of them have in common is that they are figuratively trees, and they're not really landscape paintings. I thought it might be nice for folk to have somewhere to add any pictures the found that use trees in a non-literal way to say something or other about something or other. I appreciate I may be the only person that uses this thread, but hopefully others will be as intrigued or keen to share.
  7. Someone had to. It's the law.
  8. Terrible picture. But by association I would suggest investigating Daedalopsis confragrosa.
  9. This has been discussed many times, especially on UKTC, and the consensus is that there is no proof that it is right, or wrong. If anything, it is believed that as a simple rule of thumb for people working near trees in the USA decades ago the idea was to measure stem diameter in inches, and that gave a RPA radius in feet. It's a bit like the NJUG rule of thumb, girth x 4 = standoff radius. Which works out at 12.5 times diameter. During all the discussion I've read and heard about it, no-one has come up with a more appropriate number. That's not to say it shouldn't be modified, with justification, for shallower or deeper soils, veteran or ancient trees or other relevant circumstances.
  10. There's that misunderstanding I was talking about.
  11. Meanwhile, the answer is no. The only situation that miht involve the tree owner recovering costs from the trencher is if the tree had to be taken down in an emergency because of its condition adn the cost of take-down was greater than it would be in a less urgent situation. In that case I could see that part of the cost (the diference between non-urgent and urgent take-down costs) might form a valid part of a claim. That's notteh same as saying the trencher has no liability. In this case I have suggested the circumstances for liability for harm or damage. In England the law is more towards strict liability, but in Scotland it's a bit more civilised. England's slowly catching up. And if there's a moral, it is that even though there may be no liability for take-down costs there may well be liability in negligence and that no-one should blunder in and render a neighbour's tree dangerous, eexpecting to rely on an infantile misunderstanding of (say) Lemmon v Webb. Consider the consequences of your actions before acting, then act reasonably, and the law will be on your side.
  12. If the grass area is turning into a mud pit, a lot of damage will already have been done. Don't scrape anything, level it off with clean sharp sand, then apply Terram + Cellweb as per manufacturer's spec. Overfill with chuckies. Cheaper than most other driveway solutions.
  13. No, but if the tree owner was not warned of the potential risk from the tree because of trenching damage, and it fails soon and causes harm or damage on either side of the boundary, the digger of the trench could be held liable .


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