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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 puni...

Studying Arboriculture

Arborists can attain a host of qualifications, from City & Guilds CS tickets all the way up to Masters and PhDs. Depending on which aspect of managing trees you want to work in you can find out...

Talking Trees

Talking Trees is a series of short videos aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of our trees and the professionals who manage them...

Tree Advice Trust

The work of the Tree Advice Trust 1983 to 2013The Arboricultural Advisory and Information Service was originally established in 1976 with government funding from the Department of the Environment (...

Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers

This guide offers for the first time in the UK a comprehensive, research-based decision-making tool on selecting appropriate species for a range of contrasting planting scenarios.

Verbal abuse, Trolling on Social Media and Defamation: Legal Pointers

If anyone posts or says something that makes you feel uncomfortable or which upsets you or makes you angry, report it

VETcert Videos: Further guidance on the management of veteran trees

A range of videos produced to encourage good practice in the management of ancient and other veteran trees.

Watering young trees in dry weather

The dry weather which much of the UK experienced during April raised the question about how trees might be affected by COVID-19 if those people who ordinarily water them are no longer able to do so...

What are my legal requirements for Health and Safety?

Legal requirements: Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HaSWA or ‘the Act’) Section 2(3) requires all organisations etc. to have a policy for managing health and safety. Where 5 ...

What are the regulations for working at height?

WORKING AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS 2005IntroductionAfter some well publicised delays, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force on 6 April 2005. They implement the European Temp...