- 1992 - 1993 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1 box, 1 object, 1m
Name of creator
Name of creator
The photographs relate to the work of the RBGE Arboriculture Dept in that they show the 'Botanic Ash' (Fraxinus excelsior) being felled in 1992. They were stored in a shed and transferred to the Archives in 2018.
The limb piece was one of the exhibits created by Tim Stead and displayed in the Caledonian Hall in 1993. It was given to Henry Noltie and transferred to the Archives in 2016.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
GB235/ASH/1/1-16: 1 box of 16 mounted photographs showing the felling of the Ash tree in 1992; and
GB235 ASH/2: part of one of the tree limbs sliced into sections by Tim Stead to show the damage done internally by fungus; tree limb sections can be arranged to form an artistic sculpture.
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Permission required by RBGE.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
limb piece is fragile, has numerous components stacked one on top of the other and therefore requires careful handling.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Photographs are stored with RBGE photographs, limb section is in objects Case (2) in RBGE Library.
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Name access points
- Stead, Tim (Subject)
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