I am concerned about the safety of my trees. Do you have any recommended reading?

In 2011, the National Tree Safety Group published a suite of guidance for tree owners and managers. The guidance, which seeks to encourage tree owners to take a balanced and proportionate approach to tree safety management, is set out in three documents with the overarching guidance in Common sense risk management of trees: Guidance on trees and public safety in the UK for, owners, managers and advisers[1].

There are also two summary documents, one for estates and smallholdings  , and another for householders 
The Forestry Commission practice guide Hazards from Trees – A General Guide is freely available to download.

You can also download the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment Practice Note from our sister company’s website. The Practice Note sets out the approach that we take to tree safety assessments. Go to QTRA website

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Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releases ebulletin following death of child from falling tree

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Following a court case where a council was heavily fined following the death of a schoolgirl who had been hit by a falling tree, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued an ebulletin entitled ’Safety of trees on school premises and playing fields’ in January 2023. Rather than setting out what it believes the legal […]


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The Historic Landscape of Poynton Park Under Threat

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This mid 18th century landscape will be changed forever if Cheshire East Council’s proposal for dam wall improvements goes ahead. Built in the mid 1700s, the dam wall embankment between Poynton Pool and the A523 London Road has, to our knowledge, never overflowed or been breached, but on the basis of a recent inspection the […]


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Top Tips: Looking after trees

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Trees on your land are your responsibility. Take a look around once in a while to check that the trees remain healthy and aren’t causing any obvious risks to neighbours or the public. If you have any doubts, call in a specialist. In spring and summer, water any newly-planted trees regularly, especially at times of […]


Cheshire Woodlands use of Quantified Tree Risk Assessment has proved invaluable. It has helped us to retain trees that were condemned by another advisor. They have used measurable data to provide us with a valid tree risk assessment.

Caroline Wild, Taylor Wimpey

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