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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 ca...

A brief guide to tree work terminology and definitions

WHAT’S IN A WORD?Tree pruning may be necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition, to remove dead branches, to promote growth, to regulate size and shape or to improve the quality of flow...

A guide to careers and qualifications

A brief guide to the qualifications and opportunities required for a career in arboriculture.

Are there any regulations I should be aware of governing the use of lifting equipment?

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998What is it?LOLER is a set of regulations that apply to employers, the self-employed and people in control of, or managing, lifting operation...

Are there any times of year when tree works should not be undertaken?

Ideally tree works should not be undertaken during the spring time period, when the 'sap is rising' to enable the leaves to flush (come out) and photosynthesis to begin, and during the autu...

Atypical Myopathy Joint Position Statement

Arboricultural Association and British Horse Society joint policy statement on:Felling of Sycamore trees in relation to Atypical Myopathy: A statement for arborists and horse owners

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.

Benefits of Urban Trees

An Infographic describing the benefits of urban trees

Biosecurity Awareness Video Series

The Arboricultural Association has released a series of videos featuring prominent figures highlighting the importance of biosecurity.

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 undertaki...