Happy Friday yesterday we turned upto my biggest proudest country garden we work as a big team every Friday
Sadly FIBRE was been rammed down my throat ( front grass verge ) by a very efficient 15 man Romanian team and one idiot Englishman
Basically after watching watchdog which and other consumer programs 20 years ago battle with cable wireless virgin and other companies in Swindon, cutting trees roots with diggers to install roadside FIBRE, I was met with the same scenario now in the middle of nowhere in Wiltshire
I approached and asked there supervisor there policy on digging round old beech Trees 200+ years. Delighted to hear him say not me
we will hand dig for at least two metres around the tree. Now fibre was edible ! Not for long though. I checked on my lads and returned 15 mins later to find a trench 20 metres long either side of tree. They'd done this in 15 minutes ( very efficient Romanians I'd employ any of them)
supervisor appeared later apologising saying they now there job And no big roots were cut. I was lost for words
thankfully I videoed the trench as they were efficiently back filling it but showed around 700 upto finger thick fibrous feeding and anchoring roots all severed
this fibre is good compared to 2mb on the over head cable but maybe a lawsuit or two to follow I fear
does anyone know the current policy they should follow ?
I like fibre in my diet just not this one !
one last thing the Romanians were very good at putting the verge back and you couldn't knock the work rate but sadly the supervisor on a Friday clearly wanted to disappear than deal with hand digging. I'm paid to work too but at least I covered myself and got the video evidence I hope proves crucial if the tree dies back
time for WEETABIX