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A brief guide to legislation for trees

Some trees are protected by legislation, and it is essential that you establish the legal status of trees prior to carrying out works to them. Unauthorised work to protected trees could lead to pro...

A brief guide to tree work terminology and definitions

WHAT’S IN A WORD?Tree pruning may be necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition, to remove dead branches, to promote growth, to regulate size and shape or to improve the quality of flow...

A guide to careers and qualifications

A brief guide to the qualifications and opportunities required for a career in arboriculture.

Are there any regulations I should be aware of governing the use of lifting equipment?

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998What is it?LOLER is a set of regulations that apply to employers, the self-employed and people in control of, or managing, lifting operation...

Are there any times of year when tree works should not be undertaken?

Ideally tree works should not be undertaken during the spring time period, when the 'sap is rising' to enable the leaves to flush (come out) and photosynthesis to begin, and during the autu...

Benefits of Urban Trees

An Infographic describing the benefits of urban trees

Branches or roots from my neighbour’s tree are growing over my boundary. What can I do?

Under ‘common law’, you may be able to prune branches and roots which grow over your boundary. However, you also have a legal duty to take ‘reasonable care’ whilst undertaki...

Can I get my neighbour to cut back or reduce the height of their trees or hedge?

In most situations the simple answer to this is no. You have a common law right to prune back parts of a tree or hedge growing over the boundary into your property (subject to any legal r...

Can I stop my neighbour building close to my tree?

You may be able to depending on the importance of the tree, the nature of the building proposed and distance between the proposed building and the tree in question.If the building work proposed req...

Can I wear ear defenders with an inbuilt FM radio system when I am working as a tree surgeon?

We couldn’t recommend this as it is likely to further impair communication between team members in work situations where effective communication is so important. Whilst standard ear defenders...