Applications and Consultancy

Tree Preservation Order and Conservation Area Applications

We can support local authority Tree Preservation Order and Conservation Area applications, advising or submitting the application with supporting terminology on the client’s behalf.

Accreditations

ARB Approved Shield TM P341 Trans med
A stunning tree in Autumn, cared for by The Roots, inside a beautiful conservation area - Stourhead

T.P.O.s and The Town & Country Planning Act

The Town & Country Planning Act 1990 includes one of the most significant pieces of legislation to affect tree work. This includes Tree Preservation Orders (T.P.O.s) and the Town & Country Planning (Trees) Regulations which impose statutory controls on tree work in Conservation Areas. 

These Acts stipulate that consent must be granted by the planning authority or a Notice of Intention must be served on the authority before work is carried out to a protected tree. Planning authorities require all tree work to be carried out according to best practice, meeting the British Standard ‘Recommendations for Tree Work’ B.S. 3998:2010.

The Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981

This act affords protection to nesting birds and roosting bats. All tree works that we carry out are done so within the stipulations of this act. 

Our company has undertaken wildlife & bat awareness courses as part of our commitment to meeting all legislative requirements.
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A bat flies high in a forest, silhouetted by the moon, thankfully protected by conservation laws
A team member from The Roots standing on a giant tree stump after skilfully felling a tree

Felling Licenses (England)

To protect Britain's forests, a felling license must be obtained from the Forestry Commission before carrying out any felling (unless the trees are under exemption). It is an offence to fell trees without a license if an exemption does not apply. We can advise and apply for the correct licence on your behalf.

Sites Of Special Scientific Interest (SSSSI)

SSSIs (or ASSIs in Northern Ireland) are designated throughout the UK by the Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation (SNCO). Each SSSI will have a management plan and a list of operations, with consent being required by the SNCO before any tree works are carried out.

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSSI)

SSSIs (or ASSIs in Northern Ireland) are designated throughout the UK by the Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation (SNCO). 

Each SSSI will have a management plan and a list of operations, with consent being required by the SNCO before any tree works are carried out.
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A member of the roots performing tree surgery at a Site of Special Scientific Interest, SSSSI, in the South West

Professional Tree Care Services

Providing expert tree surgery services for both commercial and domestic clients across the South West.

Covering Bristol, Bath, Somerset,

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, BANES and North Dorset

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