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 made for this service.
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 autumn, when the tree is drawing nutrients back into itself from the leaves as they go bro...
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 gardens and parks or other populated settings where they are for the enjoyment a...
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 undertaking any works and you may be liable if you damage the tree or cause it to become unstable. It is therefo...
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 should contact an arboricultural consultant for further advice. It is always best to settle a d...
My boss picked me up on using a phone in the tree, my saw wasn’t running and I was stationary in a s
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 use phones up trees
and, whilst it may not always be ideal, there may be justi...
Directory of UK Arboricultural education and training providers
Arboricultural Education This directory provides contact details for educational establishments and independent providers, intended for the use of persons considering a career working with amenity trees
and shrubs, or those individuals who wish to further their knowledge a...
Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers
Author: Tree and Design Action Group How can we improve species selection so that we can provide our towns and cities with diverse and resilient palette of trees
that are capable of thriving in challenging urban environments? This guide offers for the first time in the ...
Choose your Tree Surgeon?
Choosing your Tree Surgeon (Arborist) GOOD CLIMBING PRACTICE BAD CLIMBING PRACTICE If tree work is not done properly it could lead to: INJURY to people * DAMAGE to property * SERIOUS HARM to your trees
that have taken many years to grow… ...
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 against which the contractor’s quotation is sought 2 Clients are advised to obtain mor...