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How can I get a Tree Preservation Order made on a tree that I think is at risk of being felled or damaged?

Your local council is responsible for making Tree Preservation Orders (TPO). You should contact your local authority and speak to the tree officer or someone in the planning department who should d...

How close can I build to my tree?

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 consulta...

How close to my house should a tree be?

In spite of what you may read in newspapers or be told by insurance companies, there are no fixed minimum recommended distances that you should plant trees of certain species from buildings.When ch...

How do I become an AA Approved Contractor?

We have extensive guidance here on our website, please visit the ARB Approved Contractor section.

How do I complain about a contractor or consultant?

Our accredited ARB Approved Contractors and AA Registered Consultants are assessed for their high levels of quality on a regular basis to ensure they meet our exacting standards. If however you fin...

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.

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 agai...

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 shou...

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 mad...

I have a tree which is outside my boundary and not under my control - whose responsibility is it?

The law is very clear with regard to a tree owner’s ‘duty of care’: Legally, the owner of the land is responsible for trees growing on their land.If the tree is growing on Council...