SL Kidd

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (53 of 63)
Location: Melton Mowbray


Top Reviewer Ranking: 428,041 - Total Helpful Votes: 53 of 63
Tree Root Damage to Buildings: Causes, Diagnosis a&hellip by P.G. Biddle
4.0 out of 5 stars Subsidence explained, 8 Mar 2011
For arboriculturalists who deal with, or intend to deal with subsidence cases, (especially Local Authorities) will find the science complicated. How can you determine whether or not a tree is causing the building's cracks?

This book explains Liquid Limits, Plastic Limits, Plasticity Index, the significance of trees, and other factors that may play a part. It includes case files, and reports, and many scientific diagrams.

Although, do not think that this book will answer all your questions. on the contrary, subsidence is a big beast.

The fault with this book, should one be critical, was the long-winded answers to some of the questions. For example if you… Read more
Trees: Their Natural History by P. A. Thomas
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Technicians Certificate and Professional Diploma in Arboriculture will require you to know how trees got started and how they work. This book makes that vital information interesting.
If you are a keen Arboriculturalist wanting to learn more but are worried it means reading whilst yawning, i recommend this book.
Collins Nature Guide - Trees of Britain and Europe by G. Aas
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Tree identification books come in the plenty but this is designed better than all i have into contact with so far.
Why? Well this book is split into colour-coded sections, to seperate needles, scaly leaves, broadleaved alternate, broadleaved opposite, and leaflets. Which is great for a begginner who may not know the family of the tree they are viewing let alone the individual specie.
The book tells you the information of each tree individually in clear headed sections. They cover, leaf size/colour, fruit/seed, bark, overall height in this country (and elsewhere), distribution.
Photographs are used instead of drawings, which to myself makes more sense.

There is… Read more