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Tree Removal

Tree Removal 

Over the past few weeks our team have been working hard to remove a good number of trees requested by a holiday home park owner.  We were inundated with compliments on the time scale this took and how the site was left exactly as we found it minus some treesand being a lot tidier.  Along with this feedback many residents commented on the amount of sun and light they now benefited from now that the trees have been removed.  Below are some before and after pictures, just so that you can see the amazing difference the tree removal made.

 

Tree Preservation Order

What is a tree preservation order (TPO)?

A tree preservation order (TPO) is a part of town and country planning in the United Kingdom. A TPO is made by a local planning authority (usually a local council) to protect specific trees or a particular area, group or woodland from deliberate damage and destruction.

 

How to find out if your tree has a TPO?

When purchasing a property your solicitors should have informed you of any trees on your land that do have a TPO, if you are unsure it’s fairly simple.  Contact your local council/authority who will be more than happy to assist you.

 

What if your tree does have a TPO?

If a tree on your land that you wish to carry out works on has a TPO then a professional and experienced tree surgeon will refuse to carry out any works until consent proof is granted.

 

How do you get consent?

In order to gain consent from the authority to carry out works, you must have a tree consultant carry out a report.  This report along with its recommendations must be put forward to your local council in application to carry out these works.  The decision will then be sent to you, which is when you are able to begin works.

 

At JJandB Treecare we specialise on a daily basis removing trees, many of them with TPO’s.  If your unsure and do not know where to begin do not panic, we offer a tree consultancy service which provides you with a report along with application to the council and the decision then sent to you so you don’t have to lift a finger.

 

Contact us today on 07966 265 373 or drop us an email for a response within 24 hours.

Summer Branch Drop

Summer Branch Drop (SBD)


Summer Branch Drop is a term used for the failure of branches normally 4 inches in diameter of mature trees breaking away and falling from the tree.  Summer Branch Drop is reported to occur normally after heavy downfalls of rain or prolonged dry spells, which England is seeing much of over the recent weeks and upcoming.

Tree’s commonly known to suffer from Summer Branch Drop are; Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Ash, Poplar, Willow, Horse Chestnut and English Elm.   The younger trees belonging to these groups that are still maturing are reported not to suffer from Summer Branch Drop.

Summer Branch Drop is not a condition that can be prevented, however causes concern for pedestrians walking by as has been known to be the diagnosis for some unfortunate fatalities.  Also another risk to consider is a tree especially from the above listed species that are prone to SBD growing too closely to the home.  If a branch falls it will most definitely cause some form of damage.  Again as mentioned SBD is beyond our control. A prevention of  this happening is having trees removed that are growing too close to the home, in reservation areas for trees that are prone to suffer from SBD to have a small fencing around to secure away from pedestrians.

If you feel a tree of the above species is growing too close to your home please get in contact with us by telephone on

0800 072 7755 or 07966 265 373.  Alternatively you can email us for a response within 24 hours.

We offer a free health check on your trees and would be happy to provide one for you.  In many cases the above trees have a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) against them, meaning that in order to carry out any works on the tree permission first has to be given by the local council which is granted on the basis of a professional Tree Consultancy Survey.  All of which we are able to instruct and carry out.