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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 ...
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...
i-Tree Eco What is i-Tree Eco? i-Tree is a suite of open source, peer-reviewed and continuously improved software tools developed by the USDA Forest Service and collaborators to help urban foresters and planners assess and manage urban tree populations and the ben...
How can I diagnose problems with my tree?
If your tree is showing symptoms of ill health, which may be related to pest or disease, cultural or other reasons, samples may be sent to the following organisations for analysis. Please note: charges apply for these services. The Forestry Commission and its tree health di...
I'm worried about the safety of my tree - can a Council's tree officer come and inspect it? If not,
Council Tree Officers are not in post to give independent advice
to the public about their trees or to recommend individual contractors or consultants. We advise residents to seek help and advice
when they are concerned from professionals who are approved by a recognised body...
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.
Will hammering a nail into a tree kill or harm the tree?
Hammering anything into a tree is intrusive and will cause harm; a tree is a living organism and an injury such as this is damaging. The outer bark layer on a tree stem protects against disease and decay, anything that breaches it can allow the entry of harmful organisms. The...
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 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...