Good things come in trees

We know what havoc the storm wreaked on RBS man Jez Walsh's garden a fortnight ago, toppling a 150 year-old chestnut tree. And we know that SocGen's Rupert Carter had the prescience to ensure that his house was not in danger from falling conifers by measuring the direction of the wind. But should Rupert's skills really have surprised us?

  • By Ralph Sinclair
  • 11 Nov 2013

We were impressed by Rupert's cunning forethought. He worked out that if the tree had fallen, it would have hit his neighbour's house instead of his. But it turns out we shouldn't really have been surprised — it turns out that he's quite the experienced arborist.

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