An Landscape Institute representative is compiling a survey on tree establishment – and he’s looking for your feedback…

Tree survey

Ian Phillips, who represents the LI on the British Standards Institute Committee, is drafting a new standard entitled, ‘Establishing trees from the nursery to independence in the landscape’.  It focuses on why so many amenity trees do not develop into well-formed, healthy specimens – or even survive at all.

To help inform the committee, an online questionnaire has been prepared, which LI members are being encouraged to respond to. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete. If in doubt, responses can be based either on typical projects or a particular project relevant to a member’s experience of new tree planting and post-planting failures.

If a member’s experience is that tree planting is generally successful, that would also be a useful response. To avoid the survey becoming overly reliant on responses from arboriculturists and local authority tree officers, we’re looking for a significant response from LI members. So, go on, help us to find the root of the problem.

Responses to the online survey should be submitted by 12 August 2011.


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