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 undertaking any works and
you may be liable if you damage the tree or cause it to become unstable. It is therefo...
I am worried that my neighbour’s tree is dangerous. What should I do?
If a tree growing on someone else’s land causes injury to someone or damage to property then the owner may be liable. If you think your neighbour’s tree might be dangerous then you should contact an arboricultural consultant for further advice. It is always best to settle a d...
My boss picked me up on using a phone in the tree, my saw wasn’t running and I was stationary in a s
Using a mobile phone up a tree during an AA Approved Contractor assessment then would not in itself result in failure unless a clear and
present danger was apparent as a consequence. Arborists do use phones up trees and
, whilst it may not always be ideal, there may be justi...
Directory of UK Arboricultural education and training providers
Arboricultural Education This directory provides contact details for educational establishments and
independent providers, intended for the use of persons considering a career working with amenity trees and
shrubs, or those individuals who wish to further their knowledge a...
Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers
Author: Tree and
Design Action Group How can we improve species selection so that we can provide our towns and
cities with diverse and
resilient palette of trees
that are capable of thriving in challenging urban environments? This guide offers for the first time in the ...
So what actions can contractors take to ensure compliance to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981?
A few things that contractors should consider putting in place: Tool box talk in regards to nesting birds: what to look for and
what to do if there is nesting activity within the trees
or vegetation being worked on. Record on all pre-works wildlife assessments e.g. ‘no nest...
Choose your Tree Surgeon?
Choosing your Tree Surgeon (Arborist) GOOD CLIMBING PRACTICE BAD CLIMBING PRACTICE If tree work is not done properly it could lead to: INJURY to people * DAMAGE to property * SERIOUS HARM to your trees
that have taken many years to grow… ...
How do I select the right Tree Surgeon?
1 When making an appointment with an ARB Approved Contractor clients should advise the contractor whether advice on trees
is required, or if a specification for works already exists against which the contractor’s quotation is sought 2 Clients are advised to obtain mor...
Biosecurity Awareness Video Series
Following the success of our 2017 Conference, ‘ Biosecurity: Protect & Survive ’, where His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales provided the opening address, the Association is releasing a series of videos featuring prominent figures highlighting the importance of various as...
Why should I use an ARB Approved Contractor?
Contractors listed in our directory listing have submitted their businesses and
their tree work to the Arboricultural Association for assessment and
have been found competent to provide arboricultural contracting services to clients. The Arboricultural Association’s assessme...