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  1. Thanks for all your feedback guys, it's definitely opened my eyes to something I had no idea about before. So, thanks all, it's much appreciated and I submitted my objection taking all of your views into account with a diplomatic statement Cheers all
  2. Weird that I didn't absorb that info before, thanks. Sorry, I forgot to reply to your questions before... How close to the boundary is the tree? It is about 500mm from the nearest point of trunk (Do we say stem?!?) to border. What's the actual over hang of crown onto development site? Maybe 3 metres? What are the levels of the site like? Maybe equivalent to mine, it's fairly level between my garden and theirs.
  3. Thanks for this information folks, it's reassuring that it's not entirely cut and dry to assess. Surprisingly I'm finding it all way more interesting than I expected. I understand how you have worked down through the chart but I think perhaps it's the statement associated with category c trees that serves to confuse - which says: Category C Trees of low quality with an estimated remaining life expectancy of at least 10 years, or young trees with a stem diameter below 150 mm. The tree is not low quality, I don't think so anyway, I see no defects, I believe it will last way longer than 10 years and stem diameter exceeds 150mm by quite some way. I have assumed that the assessor is correct in the estimation of the tree height but I'm not sure if this is all that significant in the categorisation - say I measured it at 18 metres... If it is category C, does that make it less relevant to protection than say a B3 or a B1, I'm not clear on this aspect.
  4. I meant to insert this. I'm not sure how well this will paste; this was the details of the tree, to be fair they would have had to guess the diameter but I have measured it at 509. (Off site) T6 cider gum, Eucalyptus gunnii) Height (M) 12 Stem diameter at 1.5m 400mm Branch spread: North 3m East 4m South 3m West 3m 2.5m Age: Mature Physiological condition: Good Structural conditions: S a t i s f ac t or y . Preliminary management: one 20+ C3
  5. Wow, thanks so much for sharing your specialist knowledge on this so quickly, I love the quote that it is a Genus not a species I've been googling and trying to get up to speed on the topic for hours/days now, so thanks a million. I was worried that my tree had been 'set up for a fall' by getting a C3 rating, so I appreciate the feedback that it will/should still receive protection... Had they not of already dug the footings before planning consent I really struggled with the difference between a B and a C, I appreciate its no way near an A. It is a beautiful tree, I did not plant it, so believe it's around 15+ years old and smells and sounds amazing in the wind. I also could not find anything that suggested this tree type was more susceptible to windthrow.... if you don't dig a big hole in its RP area... I will request planning to take it from here now I am reassured I'm not just a weird tree hugger that 'knows nothing' - THANKS so much folks, I will report back
  6. I don't know if I'm being treated as an idiot or not -help! I have a single eucalyptus cider gum tree in my garden, it's stem is 510 in radius at 1.5m height, approx 12m tall and in a healthy state. Which makes an RP radius of about 6 metres(?). The tree is on my land and close to a neighbouring development, so has been given a bs5837 rating of C3 by them/their report for the following reasons, is this correct, does lack of biodiversity make it a C3 tree always as a Eucalyptus? Their response to me when I queried the category...; With regards to the categorisation of the tree, this decision was made following an appraisal of the tree, the species and its location. Eucalyptus offer no foraging value to our native invertebrates and are of little value to local biodiversity therefore the tree does not have the 'material or other cultural value' that would require it to be categorised as a 'B'. Eucalyptus as a species are also particularly vulnerable to wind throw which will direct future management in the future and limit its wider amenity value.


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