November 13, 2018

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    World War One: Trees planted to honour fallen footballers

    Trees commemorating professional footballers who died in World War One have been planted around England and Wales. Most of the 92 clubs in the Premier and Football Leagues are participating in the Football Remembers campaign to mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict’s end. They have been planting groves of trees supplied by the Woodland Trust. The North West of England has always been a hotbed of football, and the region sent some of its finest players off to fight in the trenches. Here we remember some of those who served their country and, in many cases, paid the ultimate…

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    How to conduct a tree survey

    Regardless of their number, it remains to be every tree owner’s responsibility to get their trees checked. The more trees they have, especially those in high-risk areas, the higher the responsibility. A Tree survey is of huge importance in not only maintaining safety but also the proper growth and development of new trees, whether they be in small wooded areas or vast forests. A professional arborist can conduct a tree survey on either public or private property. The result gives property owners useful information, so they can decide what to do with the trees and, consequently, their land. The information captured…

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    Protected tree felling prosecution

    A Beckenham resident who knowingly felled three protected pine trees has been prosecuted.   Peter Clarke of Westgate Road, Beckenham, pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court to carrying out prohibiting work. This includes felling, to the protected trees without the written consent of the local authority. He received orders to pay total fines and costs of over £15,000.   Councillor Kate Lymer, executive councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement said: “Householders are responsible for their privately-owned land and its upkeep. This includes their obligations as custodians of trees with preservation orders on them. Enforcement and prosecution is always a last resort. But, when the amenity…

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    Arborist Harness Guide

    In 2016 the Tree Care Industry Association (TICA) found a total of 92 tree care related fatalities. Of these, the most common injury in 2016 was due to a fall (48 injuries with 26 fatalities) and this trend has remained unchanged since 2013. A 2017 study by The Arboricultural Association found that 60% of practicing arborists considered poor work positioning to be the cause of accidents in the workplace. It should be clear to any arborist that your harness is front and centre in terms of keeping you safe as you perform any type of aerial work. The good news…

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    Bonfire guidance for tree waste

    There is no law in the UK that specifically bans bonfires in gardens, even in smoke-free zones. But there are laws against causing a public or statutory nuisance, and some restrictions that landscapers should be aware of being lighting a bonfire. If smoke makes its way on to a public highway, it can be classified as a criminal offence in some circumstances and leads to fines. Regularly burning material on private property could also be a nuisance in the eyes of the council, if it causes problems for neighbours. Councils could issue an abatement notice. What to burn on a bonfire A lot of garden waste can be…

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footballers

World War One: Trees planted to honour fallen footballers

Nov 13, 2018

Trees commemorating professional footballers who died in World War One have been planted around England and Wales. Most of the 92 clubs in the Premier and Football Leagues are participating in the Football Remembers campaign to mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict’s end. They have been planting groves of trees supplied by the Woodland Trust. The North West of England has always been a hotbed of football, and the region sent some of its finest players off to fight in the trenches. Here we remember some of those who served their country and, in many cases, paid the ultimate…

tree survey

How to conduct a tree survey

Nov 13, 2018

Regardless of their number, it remains to be every tree owner’s responsibility to get their trees checked. The more trees they have, especially those in high-risk areas, the higher the responsibility. A Tree survey is of huge importance in not only maintaining safety but also the proper growth and development of new trees, whether they be in small wooded areas or vast forests. A professional arborist can conduct a tree survey on either public or private property. The result gives property owners useful information, so they can decide what to do with the trees and, consequently, their land. The information captured…

prosecution

Protected tree felling prosecution

Nov 9, 2018

A Beckenham resident who knowingly felled three protected pine trees has been prosecuted.   Peter Clarke of Westgate Road, Beckenham, pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court to carrying out prohibiting work. This includes felling, to the protected trees without the written consent of the local authority. He received orders to pay total fines and costs of over £15,000.   Councillor Kate Lymer, executive councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement said: “Householders are responsible for their privately-owned land and its upkeep. This includes their obligations as custodians of trees with preservation orders on them. Enforcement and prosecution is always a last resort. But, when the amenity…

harness

Arborist Harness Guide

Nov 8, 2018

In 2016 the Tree Care Industry Association (TICA) found a total of 92 tree care related fatalities. Of these, the most common injury in 2016 was due to a fall (48 injuries with 26 fatalities) and this trend has remained unchanged since 2013. A 2017 study by The Arboricultural Association found that 60% of practicing arborists considered poor work positioning to be the cause of accidents in the workplace. It should be clear to any arborist that your harness is front and centre in terms of keeping you safe as you perform any type of aerial work. The good news…

bonfire

Bonfire guidance for tree waste

Nov 6, 2018

There is no law in the UK that specifically bans bonfires in gardens, even in smoke-free zones. But there are laws against causing a public or statutory nuisance, and some restrictions that landscapers should be aware of being lighting a bonfire. If smoke makes its way on to a public highway, it can be classified as a criminal offence in some circumstances and leads to fines. Regularly burning material on private property could also be a nuisance in the eyes of the council, if it causes problems for neighbours. Councils could issue an abatement notice. What to burn on a bonfire A lot of garden waste can be…

Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Trees planted at RAU as part of Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Nov 6, 2018

COTSWOLD MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown joined more than 500 MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. It is a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark the Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. The trees, two silver birch, two rowan, and a hazel were planted in the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester on Friday, November 2. They were donated to Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV. “I am honoured to have been invited by The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy to plant five trees at The Royal Agricultural University…