'Tree inspection should be carried out by an experienced and qualified Arboriculturist. The inspection process involves all aspects of the tree from roots up to branch tips. Additionally, any target hazard needs to be identified and considered ...' - Lantra Awards
- Risk of Trees Causing Injury or DeathMany people consider trees to be a major hazard and to pose a significant risk of injury. The actual risk of an injury being caused by a tree or part of a tree failing is very low compared to other risks encountered in daily or normal life.
- Amenity Tree EvaluationAn Amenity Tree Evaluation is a brief statement (typically one side of A4) of the value, quality, importance and/or condition of an amenity tree. It is intended to summarise the overall attributes of the tree.
- Visual Tree Assessment (VTA)There are a number of published methodologies the professional arboriculturist can follow when inspecting trees. The bottom line is that whichever process is used, it must be a logical, systematic and diagnostic approach.
- The Benefits of TreesSome of the benefits of trees are tangible and can be readily appreciated by the 5 senses others are intangible but nevertheless very real.
- Responsibilities of a Tree Owner - A General GuideThe law outlines the responsibilities of a tree owner. Any person may seek redress for harm or injury they have suffered as a result of a tree owner failing in their responsibility.
- Responsibilities of a Tree Owner - An Occupiers LiabilityThe occupier is defined as the person 'occupying or having control of the premises'. When a property is rented or leased the person 'having control' may be the owner, agent or tenant depending on the written tenancy agreement.
- Responsibilities of a Tree Owner - Neighbouring LandWhen a tree growing on land owned by 'A' is indirectly interfering with the 'use or enjoyment' of land owned by 'B', for example by encroaching roots or branches, this is known in law as nuisance.
- Responsibilities of a Tree Owner - Trees and the HighwayThe highway authority must also ensure that trees on highway land do not become a nuisance to the occupiers of adjoining properties - either by virtue of overhanging branches or by roots affecting foundations.
- Responsibilities of a Tree Owner - a Householders GuideA tree belongs to and is the responsibility of whoever controls the land on which the tree is growing.
- Responsibilities of a Tree Owner – a Landowners GuideThe National Tree Safety Group outlines the ‘Key Steps in Tree Safety Management’.