PRESENTER: You’re listening to Talkies on Pedigree K9FM. Today’s topic, when does a stick become a branch, when does a branch become a log, and when does a log become a tree. Today's experts are Tree Surgeon, Doctor Peter Shaw, and Forrester, Michael Beaumont. Gentlemen, thank you for joining us on talkies. Let’s start at the beginning then, shall we-
PRESENTER: At what point does a branch uh, become a log.
MICHAEL: I tend to think of it as when you can float on it.
PETER: That’s interesting
MICHAEL: When you can use it as buoyancy really.
PETER: Bouyancy. Ehm If you can make a structure,
MICHAEL: A structure.
PETER: Out of the wood, it is a log.
MICHAEL: Like you don’t have branch cabins in the woods.
PETER: No, you wouldn't have a branch cabin.
PETER: Small one.
MICHAEL: Well you’d have a little, sure, maybe a toy.
PETER: If your making a log cabin, you’d make a model for it,
PETER: Preliminary model, out of sticks probably, and then-
MICHAEL: Intermediate model out of branches
MICHAEL: and then a full size-
PETER: A full scale one to one out of logs
PRESENTER: This is a wonderful debate if you’ve just joined us. We were sort of discussing earlier that a branch is attached to a tree. Sticks are generally not attached onto the tree-
PETER: On the ground.
PRESENTER: Yeh they’re on the ground. If we can push that further and just sort of see where this takes us, what point does a log become a tree?
MICHAEL: When it is still stuck in the ground with stuff growing out of it.
PETER: I’ll just stop you there, um I would argue that life, life that’s when a log is a tree.
PRESENTER: I’m not completely sure I understand.
MICHAEL: What he’s trying to say is when its stuck in the ground with things growing out of it.
PETER: A tree is alive.
PRESENTER: A tree is alive, okay well I mean that’s..
Matt: Log, no.
PRESENTER: A log, okay. You’ve been listening to talkies on K9FM. I think we really pruned our way to the heart of the issue there.
MICHAEL: (LAUGHS) Let's go easy there.
PRESENTER: You know
MICHAEL: That’s great
PRESENTER: Coming up next week we’ll be in discussion with Quantum physicist Alfred Knox, and senior store manager of Jim's Sporting Goods, Simon Partridge, in discussion-
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