How close to my house should a tree be?
In spite of what you may read in newspapers or be told by insurance companies, there are no fixed minimum recommended distances that you should plant trees
of certain species from buildings
. When choosing a tree or trees
to plant, you should give careful consideration to des...
What should I do to make sure that Bats are not affected?
All British Bat species are protected by law and
many bats roost in trees
; although some bat species have adapted to living in buildings
still remain important throughout the year for most of the UK’s 16 species. Suitable trees
are becoming fewer and
further between ...
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 option...
Help for arborists
Help for Arborists is a library of generic and
arb-specific guidance resources available for members to download and
use. <!-- The Arborists’ Working Group The Arborists’ Working Group (AWG) is here to help arborists. Whether you are an individual arborist, a small com...
Benefits of Urban Trees
Download the PDF Source
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...