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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...

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 cons...

I'm worried about the safety of my tree - can a Council's tree officer come and inspect it? If not, can you recommend somebody who can?

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 w...

i-Tree

i-Tree is a suite of open source, peer-reviewed and continuously improved software tools developed by the USDA Forest Service

My boss picked me up on using a phone in the tree, my saw wasn’t running and I was stationary in a safe position. He said that that would fail an AA Approved Contractor assessment because it would be deemed as being unsafe. I was just wondering if he was making it up or if this is actually true?

Using a mobile phone up a tree during an AA Approved Contractor assessment then would not in itself result in failure unless a clear and present danger was apparent as a consequence. Arborists do u...

My neighbours are unhappy that a tree growing in my garden overhangs their property and say that they have the right to cut it back. Is this correct?

Under common law rights a neighbour can cut back any foliage that overhangs the boundary to the boundary line without reference to the owner of the tree/shrub (this includes roots!). If the tree is...

Oak Processionary Moth FAQ

Oak processionary moth interceptions and strengthened national measures