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Watering young trees in dry weather  Newly-planted trees 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...
 30/04/2020      17:50
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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, trees still remain important throughout the year for most of the UK’s 16 species. Suitable trees are becoming fewer and further between ...
 24/11/2015      08:33
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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...
 23/11/2015      17:04
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Asian hornet sightings  An Asian hornet sighting was confirmed near Christchurch on 1 October and two nests were subsequently destroyed. The hornet is a threat to honey bees and pollinating insects and sightings should be reported. Earlier confirmed sightings occurred south-west of Ashford in ...
 29/11/2019      13:40
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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 ...
 23/11/2015      16:44
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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...
 24/11/2015      15:34
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Where can I find a registered contractor?  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...
 27/10/2015      12:53
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When and why do I need to do a risk assessment?  Risk Assessment Legal Requirements Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999  (MHSWR or ‘the Management Regs’)  Regulation 3  requires every employer to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of his employees whil...
 25/11/2015      11:06
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Studying Arboriculture  Arborists can attain a host of qualifications, from City & Guilds CS tickets all the way up to Masters and PhDs. Depending on which aspect of managing trees you want to work in you can find out what you need to do here.
 25/03/2019      14:08
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Personal Fall Protection Systems – An Update  Simon Richmond , Senior Technical Officer Following the announcement in the Autumn issue of the ARB Magazine (issue 186, page 7) that the HSE is now requiring full compliance with the Work at Height Regulations in relation to tree climbing operations, there has been much ...
 27/11/2019      16:10
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