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The speaker presentation slides from the Trees, People and the Built Environment conference, held on 13-14 April in Birmingham, are now available to download as PDF files from the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ website: www.charteredforesters.org/conference/
Printed copies of the conference proceedings can now be purchased, in A4 size 250 pages in full colour, from:
Wednesday 13 July 2011 in Islington
Thank you to the tree officers at LB Islington for hosting the meeting and to Barcham trees for the refreshments teas, coffees and lunch.
This will be an outdoor practical assessment of some trees in North London.
10.15am Paul Muir, Arboricultural Consultant / Contracts Administrator from Treework Environmental Practice will carry out the static load test on a tree.
The static load test is the most up-to-date and detailed method for assessing tree stability. This has proved successful in both saving trees thought to be unsafe and thus condemned to be felled and for increasing public safety by identifying trees that are critically unstable.
This is achieved by measuring both the bending strength of the tree stem and the anchoring strength of the tree roots.
Static Load Test and Tree Structural Assessment Provides:
1pm Lunch in The Mill pub sponsored by City Suburban
Thank you to Andy Tipping at Barnet for arranging the meeting and to City Suburban for sponsoring the lunch.