Blog News

31 May

The Home Buyer report

The Home Buyer report….be informed. As costs rise, and the process of purchasing a property becomes more challenging, many are tempted to avoid additional costs, such as having trees...

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30 May

What makes a defendable tree survey?

One of my colleagues asked me to look at a tree survey a client had commissioned……the colleague wasn’t sure how reliable the data was.  The surveyor had listed a...

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27 May

When is a tree unsafe?

When is a tree unsafe?  Tree safety is important.  If a tree subject to a Tree Preservation Order, or part of it, is unsafe, works to make it safe...

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25 May

Retaining trees on development sites

Retaining trees on development sites is important, but care needs to be taken to ensure that those selected for retention are suited to the setting. I recall from my...

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24 May

Right Tree Right Place!

Planting trees is great.  Important.  It matters.  But it is more than hitting targets for numbers of trees planted.  Choosing suitable trees for the setting and then caring for...

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24 May

Conservation Area minefield

I was talking to a client recently, about management of their trees.  They live in a delightful setting with historic buildings and a few trees.  The site has been...

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24 May

Tree MOT

The recent case of Hoyle v Hampshire County Council has caused many, land owners and tree surveyors, to pause and consider: what is needed to ensure that the tree...

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17 May

Hoyle v Hampshire Council.

A tree was uprooted following heavy rain.  Mr. Hoyle was tragically killed by this.  His family made a claim against the owner of the tree, Hampshire Council, on the...

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10 May

Trees: Be Informed!

Do you live in a property where the grounds are managed by a management company?  If you do, the chances are that they deal with maintenance issues.  Sometimes, a...

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01 May

Where to start?

A client called yesterday, seeking advice.  The client is responsible for hundreds of trees on a road frontage.  It seems daunting.  What if one of the trees falls on...

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