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 ...
Power to the Bump - support for new mothers
In 2016 the Equality and Human Rights Commission/Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published research findings, which showed that young women are more likely to experience particular negative and potentially discriminatory experiences related to their pregnancy a...
What should I do if tree roots cause cracks in my driveway or drains and does it mean that my house
Tree roots typically grow close to the surface, and it is not uncommon for them to develop on the underside of
hard surfaces such as driveways, which can lead to cracks developing through physical pressure. This damage is frequently superficial, and there is a range of
Why should I use an ARB Approved Contractor?
Contractors listed in our directory listing have submitted their businesses and their tree work to the Arboricultural Association for assessment and have been found competent to provide arboricultural contracting services to clients. The Arboricultural Association’s assessme...
A brief guide to tree work terminology and definitions
WHAT’S IN A WORD? Tree pruning may be necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition, to remove dead branches, to promote growth, to regulate size and shape or to improve the quality of
flowers, fruit or timber. Improper pruning can lead to trees
becoming unsightly, dise...
Our members code of ethics and professional conduct
It is worth noting that our members are bound by our code of
ethics and professional conduct: Code of
Ethics Every member shall uphold the integrity of
the profession. Every member shall strive for increasing an objective knowledge of trees
My neighbours are unhappy that a tree growing in my garden overhangs their property and say that the
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 covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or is growing within a Conservation...
How can I get a Tree Preservation Order made on a tree that I think is at risk of being felled or da
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 determine whether the making of
a TPO is appropriate. More detailed informatio...