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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...
 24/11/2015      15:53
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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. A...
 08/08/2019      14:37
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Benefits of Urban Trees    Download the PDF Source
 03/11/2016      14:56
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So what can we expect if we find ourselves in breach of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 act?  Magistrates’ Courts operate a tiered fines system dependent on the seriousness of the offence. This could be up to £5000 or for the most serious offences an unlimited amount. Other alternative punishments issued by Magistrates’ Courts include a community sentence like unpaid ...
 24/11/2015      09:03
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HSE Decision on Two-Rope Working  .blueBorder {border: 6px solid #1389d9;} Background and Implications for the Industry This page provides a summary of the HSE decision on two-rope working and some of the most significant implications for the industry. For a more detailed background on how and why this de...
 03/09/2019      10:32
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Atypical Myopathy Joint Position Statement  Arboricultural Association and British Horse Society joint policy statement on: Felling of Sycamore trees in relation to Atypical Myopathy : A statement for arborists and horse owners Introduction It has been proven that trees provide us with many benefits and have a sign...
 29/01/2018      08:59
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Biosecurity Awareness Video Series  Following the success of our 2017 Conference, ‘ Biosecurity: Protect & Survive ’, where His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales provided the opening address, the Association is releasing a series of videos featuring prominent figures highlighting the importance of various as...
 02/11/2017      15:57
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Can I wear ear defenders with an inbuilt FM radio system when I am working as a tree surgeon?  We couldn’t recommend this as it is likely to further impair communication between team members in work situations where effective communication is so important. Whilst standard ear defenders are designed to reduce potentially harmful levels of noise reaching the ear and as a...
 25/11/2015      07:28
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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...
 24/11/2015      16:44
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What are the regulations for working at height?  WORKING AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS 2005 Introduction After some well publicised delays, the  Work at Height Regulations 2005  came into force on 6 April 2005. They implement the  European Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EEC) , and are intended to reduce deaths an...
 25/11/2015      10:08
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