Benefits of Urban Trees
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is a series of short videos aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of our trees and
the professionals who manage them. We talk to leading experts and
generally interesting people who answer our questions on what inspired him to work with trees
, whether we'r...
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 consent for the works. Find out if your tree has a TPO More detailed informati...
Should Ivy be removed from trees?
For many years, gardeners and
arborists alike would, as a matter of common tree maintenance, clear ivy from trees
in order to remove the competition for light, water and
nutrients, as well as the potential threat of the ivy totally smothering the tree. However, in the light o...
What is the minimum distance to plant trees from a house?
If the building work proposed requires planning consent, all trees
which could potentially be affected by the development (including those off-site) should be assessed by an arboricultural consultant in accordance with British Standard BS5837 Trees
in Relation to Construction...
How can I find out if the trees within my ownership are protected?
You can check to see if a property or area of land has a Tree Preservation Order on it, or if it is located within a Conservation Area, by looking at the council website or by contacting the local council (usually the planning department). If your tree is protected then you w...
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Oak Processionary Moth FAQ
FAQ – Oak processionary moth interceptions and
strengthened national measures July 2019 CURRENT SITUATION What is the current situation? The government’s Plant Health Service is dealing with findings of oak processionary moth caterpillars on recently imported oak trees
VETcert Videos: Further guidance on the management of veteran trees
These videos were produced by the Ancient Tree Forum and
other partners in the VETcert project to encourage good practice in the management of ancient and
other veteran trees
. The titles on practical management cover the following topics (view below): Introduction to...
Bats and trees: Who does what where!
There are currently 18 species of bats resident in the UK, many of which use trees
in their daily activities. Just as people use trees
for different purposes, different bat species use trees
in different ways. Food: The UK’’s bats are all insectivorous. As trees