Tree protection is needed now more than ever before. Large-scale developments can take place so quickly and often involve the removal of trees – sometimes by subterfuge. Our network of members brings cases to our attention and tree officers and planning departments are contacted.
Sometimes the solution is simple, such as a horse proof fence round a lime tree to prevent ring barking. Sometimes it is much more complex when we may have to put our case at a planning inquiry. Tree Preservation Orders can protect trees and we support tree officers in placing new ones and following up infringements.
We can be eyes on the spot.
If trees have to be felled or are lost to disease we would encourage replanting with appropriate replacements.
We are also prepared to enter into national debates over policies for trees.