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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...
Watering young trees in dry weather
need to be watered regularly over the summer months if they are going to become established and
thrive. If you have a tree outside your house, or one that you pass on your daily walk, then you can help . Requirements vary depending on a number of facto...
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
How close can I build to my tree?
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 BS5837:2012 Trees
in relation to design...
Can I stop my neighbour building close to my tree?
You may be able to depending on the importance of the tree, the nature of the building proposed and
distance between the proposed building and
the tree in question. If the building work proposed requires planning consent, all trees
which could potentially be affected by the ...
A brief guide to legislation for trees
The following advice applies to England only and
is for guidance purposes only. Some trees
are protected by legislation, and
it is essential that you establish the legal status of trees
prior to carrying out works to them. Unauthorised work to protected trees
could lead to pr...
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 claims and
public inquiries to place visual amenity values on individual tree...
Can I get my neighbour to cut back or reduce the height of their trees or hedge?
In most situations the simple answer to this is no . You have a common law right to prune back parts of a tree or hedge growing over the boundary into your property (subject to any legal restrictions being overcome first such as Tree Preservation Orders or conservation area...