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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.

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...

What are the typical services of an arboricultural contractor?

Services typically required of an arboricultural contractor are: Tree maintenance operations including pruning, and related works to relevant British Standards (see our Tree Work Terminology...

What are the working regulations for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment )?

Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations, 1992What is it?The PPE regulations require that employers provide suitable protective equipment to employees except where the risk has been adequa...

What birds are protected?

There is often the misconception that some birds are exempt from protection i.e. feral pigeons, magpies, crows etc., but this is not the case:All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife an...

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 g...

What is the Helliwell system and how much is a “point”?

The Helliwell System is one of several methods of placing a monetary value on the visual amenity provided by individual trees and/or woodland.It has been extensively used in court cases, insurance ...