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BS 8545: From Nursery to Independence in the Landscape. Keith Sacre. Sales Director Barcham Trees. Reasons a new standard was considered necessary:. Lack of any existing standard which recognised the transition from nursery to independence in the landscape as a continuous process.
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Keith Sacre. Sales Director Barcham Trees.
Lack of any existing standard which recognised the transition from nursery to independence in the landscape as a continuous process.
Trees in Towns II.
Suggests that up to 25% of the young trees planted by local authorities into the landscape fail.
Trees planted too deep.
Absence of roots inside a supposed root ball
Poor nursery production methods
Poor root system
Distorted and damaged root systems early in the production process
Poor quality and ill specified nursery stock
Lack of formative pruning post planting.
Unfair competition !!!!!
Reliable means of assessing physiological health.
Stake and or tie !!!!!
Failure to incorporate latest research into best practice guides and standards
Business plan and scoping document submitted to British Standard Institute and accepted. BS number created. BS 8545.
Initial drafting panel met in June agreeing to
undertake a comprehensive literature review of relevant subject material.
Date set for second meeting: 5th October 2010.
A full copy of the original scoping document is available on the Barcham Trees Stand.
Tony Kirkham Pete Wells
Brian Crane Glynn Percival
Mike Volp Keith Sacre
Gary Scammell Andy Tipping
Jeremy Barrell Ian Phillips
Dave Gilchrist Mick Boddy
In my opinion, to be successful, there cannot be a reliance on the drafting panel to
research, provide information and expertise, assimilate and draft the new document
There will be a need for ongoing consultation with all those involved in the whole
process of successfully transplanting young trees from nursery to permanence in
The London Tree Officers Association have already set up a working party to provide
information on current practice in the London area.
Any thoughts, views, items for consideration, examples of considered best practice
would be most welcome and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone would like to discuss further or be involved in anyway then please telephone
me on 01353 720748 or mobile 07789 744700.