I am worried that my neighbour’s tree is dangerous. What should I do?
If a tree growing on someone else’s land causes injury to
someone or damage to
property then the owner may be liable. If you think your neighbour’s tree might be dangerous then you should contact an arboricultural consultant for further advice. It is always best to
settle a d...
My boss picked me up on using a phone in the tree, my saw wasn’t running and I was stationary in a s
Using a mobile phone up a tree during an AA Approved Contractor assessment then would not in itself result in failure unless a clear and present danger was apparent as a consequence. Arborists do use phones up trees
and, whilst it may not always be ideal, there may be justi...
Directory of UK Arboricultural education and training providers
Arboricultural Education This directory provides contact details for educational establishments and independent providers, intended for the use of persons considering a career working with amenity trees
and shrubs, or those individuals who wish to
further their knowledge a...
Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers
Author: Tree and Design Action Group How can we improve species selection so that we can provide our towns and cities with diverse and resilient palette of trees
that are capable of thriving in challenging urban environments? This guide offers for the first time in the ...
So what actions can contractors take to ensure compliance to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981?
A few things that contractors should consider putting in place: Tool box talk in regards to
nesting birds: what to
look for and what to
do if there is nesting activity within the trees
or vegetation being worked on. Record on all pre-works wildlife assessments e.g. ‘no nest...
Why should I use an ARB Approved Contractor?
Contractors listed in our directory listing have submitted their businesses and their tree work to
the Arboricultural Association for assessment and have been found competent to
provide arboricultural contracting services to
clients. The Arboricultural Association’s assessme...
Our members code of ethics and professional conduct
It is worth noting that our members are bound by our code of ethics and professional conduct: Code of Ethics Every member shall uphold the integrity of the profession. Every member shall strive for increasing an objective knowledge of trees
and of arboriculture in...
My neighbours are unhappy that a tree growing in my garden overhangs their property and say that the
Under common law rights a neighbour can cut back any foliage that overhangs the boundary to
the boundary line without reference to
the owner of the tree/shrub (this includes roots!). If the tree is covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or is growing within a Conservation...
How can I get a Tree Preservation Order made on a tree that I think is at risk of being felled or da
Your local council is responsible for making Tree Preservation Orders (TPO). You should contact your local authority and speak to
the tree officer or someone in the planning department who should determine whether the making of a TPO is appropriate. More detailed informatio...
i-Tree Eco What is i-Tree Eco? i-Tree is a suite of open source, peer-reviewed and continuously improved software tools developed by the USDA Forest Service and collaborators to
help urban foresters and planners assess and manage urban tree populations and the ben...