Benefits of Urban Trees
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is a series of short videos aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of our trees and
the professionals who manage them. We talk to leading experts and
generally interesting people who answer our questions on what inspired him to work with trees
, whether we'r...
I would like to carry out work to trees on my property, do I need permission?
If your trees
are protected by a Tree Preservation Order, or you are within a Conservation Area, or the trees
are protected by a condition attached to a planning permission, then you will need consent for the works. Find out if your tree has a TPO
Bats and trees: Who does what where!
There are currently 18 species of bats resident in the UK, many of which use trees
in their daily activities. Just as people use trees
for different purposes, different bat species use trees
in different ways. Food: The UK’’s bats are all insectivorous. As trees
Should Ivy be removed from trees?
For many years, gardeners and
arborists alike would, as a matter of common tree maintenance, clear ivy from trees
in order to remove the competition for light, water and
nutrients, as well as the potential threat of the ivy totally smothering the tree. However, in the light o...
What is the minimum distance to plant trees from a house?
If the building work proposed requires planning consent, all trees
which could potentially be affected by the development (including those off-site) should be assessed by an arboricultural consultant in accordance with British Standard BS5837 Trees
in Relation to Construction...
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How can I find out if the trees within my ownership are protected?
You can check to see if a property or area of land has a Tree Preservation Order on it, or if it is located within a Conservation Area, by looking at the council website or by contacting the local council (usually the planning department). If your tree is protected then you w...
What should I do to make sure that Bats are not affected?
All British Bat species are protected by law and
many bats roost in trees
; although some bat species have adapted to living in buildings, trees
still remain important throughout the year for most of the UK’s 16 species. Suitable trees
are becoming fewer and
further between ...
A brief guide to legislation for trees
The following advice applies to England only and
is for guidance purposes only. 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 pr...