How do I report a problem with a tree on council land?
If you have any concerns or enquiries about a tree on Council land, contact the Council directly.
What is a Tree Consultant?
A tree (arboricultural) consultant is someone who has gained recognised qualifications and expertise in the care and management of trees - particularly trees in landscape and amenity features, in gardens and parks or other populated settings where they are for the enjoyment a...
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...
What’s this fungus growing on my tree? Is it killing the tree and making it unsafe?
If your tree is showing symptoms of ill health, which may be related to pest or disease, cultural or other reasons, you can send samples to the following organisations for analysis. Or consider engaging the service of an Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant or ...
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...
I do not know who owns a tree, which is causing me concern – who do I contact?
Local Councils do not hold records of land ownership, and therefore cannot advise on the ownership of trees, you should contact the Land Registry who hold details of land ownership. A charge is made for this service.
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...
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 are designed to reduce potentially harmful levels of noise reaching the ear and as a...
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...
So what can we expect if we find ourselves in breach of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 act?
Magistrates’ Courts operate a tiered fines system dependent on the seriousness of the offence. This could be up to £5000 or for the most serious offences an unlimited amount. Other alternative punishments issued by Magistrates’ Courts include a community sentence like unpaid ...