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  1. Hi all, Just doing an assignment about The Hedgerow Regulations 1997 for my Treelife Level 4, and have a quick question about what specific criteria are needed for a hedgerow to be protected. On the GOV.UK guidance page (Countryside hedgerows: protection and management), it lists the 'length', 'location' and 'importance' criteria for determining whether a hedgerow is protected or not; my question is, does a hedgerow need to fit into all of those categories? i.e. would a hedgerow that is less than 20 metres be protected it was more than 30 years old, contained rare species AND bordered agricultural land? Or does it have to be a Holy Trinity of sorts (more than 20m, in specific locations AND more than 30 years old)? Hope this is clear enough to understand. Any advice is appreciated!
  2. Hi all, I worry this is a silly question, but just wanted to ask exactly why crown reduction is such a common management option for trees experiencing root/ lower stem rot, e.g. caused by Ganoderma species. I'm guessing it is much more than merely reducing the load/sail area? It seems like it is often more about removing potentially hazardous branches from the crown etc (reducing the immediate risk) than optimising the long-term health of the tree, as surely removing all that photosynthetic material and creating numerous wounds doesn't help a pre-stressed tree? I've googled this many a time to no real avail, so if anyone has any recommendations for further reading that would also be great. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Thank you all for the replies! Really useful, thank you
  4. Hi guys, first post here! I'm just wondering if your collective minds can figure out what is happening with this copper beech, the bark at the base looks completely different from the bark from about 0.5m and up. Does anyone have any ideas about what could be the cause of this? Thanks!


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