Key documents and links
Not to be outdone, I decided to put my favourite links together so they can be found easily. The picture of the gorgeous protesting dog is by Sharon Healey.
Mark Hartley,the community-commissioned arborist’s report: [edit 19.10.10:]if you read nothing else about these trees, read this. It’s user-friendly, straight-forward, comprehensible and takes very little time. You don’t have to be an arborist to understand it. Mr Hartley has moved 49000 mature trees in his career, including on barges from China to the Middle East. He knows a bit about tree roots (not to mention soils and QTRA).
Mark Hartley’s response to some councillors is the second thing you should read. It also has some fantastic pictures of tree roots.
29.9.2011: Mr Hartley’s updated report from September 2011 is here
What a link.
Pictures of why council chopped down three trees after the Pasha Bulker storm
Sean Freeman peer review:
Jan Allen peer review:
Prof Mark Stewart on QTRA report for Newcastle City Council:
Dr David Lonsdale on Laman Street:
Mike Ellison’s report:
Mike Ellison response to council memo:
Ian MacKenzie report on Laman Street:
Marsden affidavit for Land and Environment Court: (see paragraphs 21 and 27 for how Mr Marsden was informed of the alleged failures of trees in Laman St)
Videos about Laman Street:
John Sutton talking about the Laman Street campaign at ‘Radical Newcastle’
Jeremy Barrell and David Cashman, attending the annual conference of the International Society for Arboriculture,
interviewed about Laman Street
‘8 stupid reasons to cut down nice trees’:
‘Does Civic Park really need fixing?’
‘The Perilous Figs of Laman Street’
‘Honk to Save the Avenue of Figs in Laman Street’