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Paul Melarange

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  1. Paul Melarange

    Calculating the Age Of Trees

    Here is John White's method for estimating the age of veteran and ancient trees. I have used it to calculate the age of just mature trees too. http://www.ancienttreeforum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/John-White-estimating-file-pdf.pdf Alternatively you could use a resistance drill eg Resistograph or PD to measure the thickness of the annual rings, then calculate it from that.
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    any ideas?

    I've just looked at the pic on my computer rather than iphone. I still think the leaves look narrower than those of H. helix. Although knowing how ubiquitous H. helix is, I guess it is most likely to be that. Just out of interest Roscoe, is this ivy tree/bush located within a garden or it is public open space/countryside?
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    any ideas?

    It's difficult to see from the pic, especially on my iPhone, but I think it is most likely to be Hedera nepalensis.
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    Tree identification database

    It looks more like Pyrus calleryana.
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    Decay dectection equipment

    Sonic/impulse tomography is where it's at for mapping decay 😀 seriously though there is equipment out there such as the PD400 resistograph, Picus tomograph and Arbotom tomography unit that will provide you with much more information about the integrity of the stem. I would recommend finding a local consultant or arborist that has the equipment to come and test the tree for you.
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    Who's going to The Arb Show 2017 next week?!

    I'm going to be on the ancient tree forum stand again this year. It would be great to actually meet you arbtalkers in person, so please call in and say hello. I'll be giving a talk tomorrow at 11.00 on assessing the stability of hollow trees, as well as demonstrating the Arbotom sonic tomography unit, so if you're interested come along. I look forward to meeting some of you over next couple of days 😃
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    R.I.P Theocus David Shepherd

    This very sad news. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Sean your idea of planting a tree in memorial is a great idea.
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    Purple house plant id...

    It looks like it might be Purple Passion plant (Gynura sarmentosa). Hard to tell though from the photo.
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    Fungus on willow

    I'll take a punt at Trametes versicolor and Stereum rugosum Expecting to be corrected by either David or Chris 😀
  10. Paul Melarange

    Is this a fungi?

    Hi Harry They are galls. Are these lime leaves in the photo?
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    tree id help

    Looks like Griselinia littoralis
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    Root ident. costs?

    Hi Gary, I hope all is good with you. Richardson's Botanical Identifications charge around £60 for 1-2 roots. I haven't needed to use them for a little while, so this price might be a touch higher now. Hope this is of some use. Paul
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    Root protection? Don't be silly.

    Ah ha, I knew something was amiss, just couldn't put my finger on it! 😀
  14. Paul Melarange

    Root protection? Don't be silly.

    This new mulching technique seems to be all the rage at the moment 😏
  15. Paul Melarange

    Visual tree assesment validity.

    Hello Ty, May I ask what work was carried out on the tree (in addition to the removal of the wind damaged and dead branches) and what risks were discussed with the client? Do you have any information on what part failed e.g. Union of co dominant stems, uprooting etc? I agree with Edward. If they were concerned about the tree they should have had it inspected more frequently. A lot can change within four years.


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