Site visits by the forestry team

Information on site visits from Council Forestry Officers

The Council may decide to inspect a tree for a number of reasons, the most common are:

  • To assess an application to undertake works on a tree subject to a Tree Preservation Order.
  • Where a Notice of Intent to undertake works to a tree within a conservation area has been received by the Council.
  • To evaluate the impact of a proposed development upon neighbouring trees.

It is NOT normally necessary for anyone else to be present when a Forestry Officer visits a site as the relevant persons will be notified in writing of their findings and, if necessary, can make further responses to these.

The Council does not provide an arboricultural consultancy service. If you require advice on matters such as the safety of a tree on your property or for a development affecting trees, you are advised to seek the advice of a qualified arboricultural consultant or tree surgeon. Details of consultants and tree surgeons can be found on the website of the Arboricultural Association.

Last reviewed: 14 - 12 - 2010

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