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Re: Tree Preservation Order and Japanese Knotweed

Postby tph » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:34 pm

I was always taught never to trust anyone who claimed to be an expert!

I think I will go for the glyphosate injections and see what happens. The matter my resolve itself as the tree in question is an Ash and there is dieback in the area.
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Re: Tree Preservation Order and Japanese Knotweed

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:38 am

tph wrote:I was always taught never to trust anyone who claimed to be an expert!


Sound advice, but if you look, you should see that I claimed to be an expert in much the same way as the Foreign Secretary apologises. ;)

I think I will go for the glyphosate injections and see what happens.


At risk of stating the obvious, it's better to use too little and have to go again than to use too much and kill the tree.

The matter my resolve itself as the tree in question is an Ash and there is dieback in the area.

Ash is one of my favourites. Good luck with it.
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Re: Tree Preservation Order and Japanese Knotweed

Postby atticus » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:55 pm

a propos of hairy's earlier iffery, apparently some bloke called Earl Nightingale said
If a person spends one hour per day on the same subject for five years, that person will be an expert on that subject


Although that works out somewhat less than the 10,000 hours of practice that I often hear mentioned.
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Re: Tree Preservation Order and Japanese Knotweed

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:02 pm

Is "some bloke" a leading authority on the subject of experts?
I suggest that it depends very much on the subject in question. History is scattered with people who have been regarded as experts, simply by dint of knowing more than anybody else that could be found, even though they did not know very much.
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Re: Tree Preservation Order and Japanese Knotweed

Postby atticus » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:10 pm

I understand that bloke is.

How thickly or thinly are these people you mention scattered?
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Re: Tree Preservation Order and Japanese Knotweed

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:43 pm

atticus wrote:That bloke is.

Doesn't make him right.

How thickly or thinly are these people you mention scattered?

Somewhat more thickly than the incidence of new discoveries.
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Re: Tree Preservation Order and Japanese Knotweed

Postby tph » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:31 pm

atticus wrote:a propos of hairy's earlier iffery, apparently some bloke called Earl Nightingale said
If a person spends one hour per day on the same subject for five years, that person will be an expert on that subject


Although that works out somewhat less than the 10,000 hours of practice that I often hear mentioned.


Perhaps they did not have mini cab drivers when Earl wrote that.
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