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Metal tags

Observed: 7th October 2012 By: sold37
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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I was interested in the metal tags attached to this tree. I noticed a number of trees around connaught waters in Essex had these tags but I'm not sure what they are for. I assume that some organisation like the woodland trust put them on but they were too high for me to read.

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Inventory tags

It is likely these will be individual tree tags which give each tree a number/id which will then be part of a manager's inventory of trees - this usually records the condition of the tree in terms of management of its health/arboriculture. Such management is usually health & safety related and has devloped as a consequence of claims being made against owners when trees have fallen on things/people......Inventories can be used for biodiversity recording, but tree management may be more common.