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
that have taken many years to
What are the regulations for working at height?
WORKING AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS 2005 Introduction After some well publicised delays, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force on 6 April 2005. They implement the European Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EEC) , and are intended to
reduce deaths an...
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...
Background to the HSE decision on two rope working
History The issue of guidance to
climbing arborists on the use of ‘two separate and independently anchored lines’ as a legal requirement goes back to
the EU Directive on Work at Height was circulated and to
the subsequent introduction of the Work at Height Regulati...
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 More detailed informati...
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
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...
VETcert Videos: Further guidance on the management of veteran trees
These videos were produced by the Ancient Tree Forum and other partners in the VETcert project to
encourage good practice in the management of ancient and other veteran trees
. The titles on practical management cover the following topics (view below): Introduction to
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 ...