trespassing to forage

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pick some?

yes
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50%
no
5
36%
only after dark
0
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wear a hoodie and scarf
0
No votes
I'll tell on you
2
14%
 
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trespassing to forage

Post: #242100 snapdragon
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:22 pm

There's a beautiful apple tree, not on 'private property' and they'll all go to waste
I'm so tempted :oops:

what shall I do?
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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242102 Big Al
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:29 pm

pick them and if you are challenged ask if they want some.
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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242109 Thomzo
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:17 pm

Sorry but I used to have a large garden with a small orchard. I'd worked really long hours to pay for it. One day I found someone in my garden picking my apples. I was both furious and terrified.

How do you know they'll all go to waste? It's early yet for apples.

If you want to pick apples on someone else's land what's wrong with just asking the owner?

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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242110 MKG
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:23 pm

Oh come on, now, snapdragon - what exactly do you mean by "not on 'private property'"?

(That was a punctuation nightmare :iconbiggrin: )

How are you trespassing if the thing is not on private property? Explain in not more than 2000 words. Then we can debate and discuss (by which time the apples may be long gone anyway).

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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242149 snapdragon
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:57 am

The single track railway line where the tree is growing is not in daily use but there is an occasional goods train to or from for the small goods sidings/terminal in the village.

I don't think the railway line is someone's orchard Thomzo. I would never walk into someone's garden or field uninvited.
I'm pretty sure from previous things that have happened in relation to the railway that if I were to ask the 'owner' would be most likely to cut the tree down.

I have watched them fall and go rotten year after year.

The apples are all rosy red and look ready now.

discussions welcome - I'm just so depressed :(
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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242151 MKG
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:29 am

Now I see ...

As long as I knew the train timetable, I'd have the apples.

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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242153 snapdragon
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:37 am

There is no timetable
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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242155 MKG
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:59 am

Right - I'll rephrase it ...

As long as I knew I was in no danger of being mown down by an Inter-City monster travelling at 126 mph (for instance, if the only traffic was slow-moving goods trains which I could see and hear a mile away), then I'd have the apples.

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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242156 snapdragon
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:13 am

MKG wrote:Right - I'll rephrase it ...

As long as I knew I was in no danger of being mown down by an Inter-City monster travelling at 126 mph (for instance, if the only traffic was slow-moving goods trains which I could see and hear a mile away), then I'd have the apples.

Clearer? :iconbiggrin:

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nod nod it has to slow down and someone has to dismount and close the path gates before it crosses the footpath 100 yds from my house.
This time of year there are often people picking blackberries further down the track, usually within striking distance of the crossing
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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242159 happyhippy
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:43 pm

Well if it were me,I'd think I'd be tempted to go for it,obviously making sure it was safe to do so!I'm curious to know why someone would plant a tree there?

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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242188 Millymollymandy
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:35 am

OK if we're talking about a railway embankment which is sort of no man's land and probably belongs to ? obviously not British Rail anymore :iconbiggrin: then I would definitely go and collect the apples, especially if other people are collecting blackberries in the same area. Obviously just watch out for trains if the tree is close to the track!

I lived backing onto a railway embankment once and my mother lived there during the war and they had chickens and ducks free ranging on the embankment.
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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242191 red
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:29 pm

i voted NO - because i feel the same was as Thomzo

now i have read further i see its a railway embankment.. i think that is more ok.


some neighbouring farmers of ours, failing to make money from milking, converted to organic.. which took years, and they sold the rights to pick the mushrooms in their organic field (to a certain well known veg box scheme). imagine how they felt when they found someone had 'foraged' those mushrooms.

I'm personally very wary of foraging as it often is someone's crop, and there is biosecurity to think about etc.

but areas like... hedgrows bordering roads and railway embankments seem more fair game (so long as you stay safe)

I always like the apple trees on railway embankments - im sure they are the tree that grew as a result of someone lobbing an apple core from the train :icon_smile:
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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242222 snapdragon
Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:37 pm

You can change your vote if you wanted to Red

But as people are going to 'tell on me' and with so many 'No' votes maybe I should just watch them rot again, and go and buy foreign apples.

Hedgerows (to me) are people's property, parks are the property of someone or organisation, all land in GB is owned by someone - even commons are not common to everybody, so how and where in this land does anyone 'forage for free'?
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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242226 Thomzo
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:40 pm

Ok - with a little bit more information, I am a bit more inclined to be lenient. I won't tell on you but just make sure you stay safe and don't let any impressionable little children see you.

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Re: trespassing to forage

Post: #242298 Millymollymandy
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:25 am

I voted 'tell on you' for a laugh as I didn't know what else to put and we didn't have much info in the initial posting. :iconbiggrin:
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