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FAQs

Here are some commonly asked questions about our services such as tree survey, reports & woodland management

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Is my tree going to fall over?

Yes, all trees eventually die and fall over, this is a certainty, when the tree will fall is less certain. Trees when well managed can live for hundreds of years and pose minimal risk to people and property. We therefore recommend regular maintenance and inspection of your trees especially after extreme weather to ensure they remain in good condition and continue providing all the benefits that keep us happy and healthy.

Is my tree dying?

Signs a tree is dying may include:

  • Loss of leaf cover (summer for broadleaf trees) loss of or browning of needles (for conifers)
  • Loss of bark
  • Excessive deadwood in the tree crown
  • Fungal fruiting bodies on the tree

Fungus and deadwood in trees are not always a sign of a dying tree, different tree species behave very differently. Dead branches can be an indicator that the tree is suffering some stress but can also be a natural part of the tree lifecycle. Fungus on a tree can be very serious dependant on the species of fungus and tree. If you have concerns about the health of your tree get in touch and we will do our best to provide advice on what measures to take to preserve you tree. Where it is safe to do so we aim to leave dead trees standing as this is very important habitat for bugs bats and birds.

Is my tree protected?

You can find out if your tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on it by following the link https://www.gov.uk/apply-work-on-protected-tree this will direct you to your Local Planning Authority who will be able to help.

Is my tree strong enough for a swing or tree house?

Not all trees are suitable or safe to attach a swing or build a tree house in, we are happy to advise on this matter and provide attachment solutions that will not cause damage to the tree. Follow the link for good practice guide on tree swings.

Is my tree too close to the house?

Trees when too close to property can cause damage to a building in several ways:

  • Excessive shading causing damp in building fabric 
  • Roots invading drainage and foundations causing subsidence of the building
  • Falling branches 
  • Branches hitting the property in high winds

In some instances, it may be possible to do some remedial work on the tree to prevent damage occurring. However, if the tree is simply in the wrong place and there is no other option it may be necessary to remove the tree and replant somewhere more suitable.

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