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Tree Surgeon Frequently Asked Questions

TPO's, Tree's in Conservation Areas, Ash Dieback & Protected Areas

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At Greenscapes Tree Care Ltd, we understand that choosing a tree surgery company involves careful consideration and a wealth of information. To assist you in making informed decisions about your tree care needs, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions. From general inquiries about our services to specific topics such as Ash Dieback, Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), and more, this FAQs page aims to address your queries and provide valuable insights.

General & Common Tree Surgery Questions:

We offer a comprehensive range of tree surgery services, including pruning, felling, stump removal, crane, cherry pickers, grapple saw, TPO applications, tree reports and health checks. Explore our services here.

Yes, Greenscapes Tree Care Ltd is fully insured, and approved traded by IW Council. All our friendly team members are professionally trained and hold relevant qualifications in the arborist industry.

Site visits, quotes and advice are always free and our team are always happy to help. (Call now) (Click for call back request)

We proudly serve the entire Isle of Wight, including Newport, Ryde, Cowes, Sandown, Yarmouth, Shanklin, Bembridge and beyond.

Ash Dieback:

A TPO is a legal order protecting specific trees or woodlands, making it an offense to cut, top, lop, uproot, or wilfully damage them without permission from the local planning authority.

Contact your local council’s planning department or consult the National Tree Map for TPO information.

Trees in Conservation Areas:

Yes, but you must notify the local council with at least six weeks’ notice before starting work. They may issue a TPO if deemed necessary.

We guide clients through the notification process and ensure compliance with regulations, making the entire process hassle free.

Trees In Protected Areas:

Trees in protected areas, such as SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), are subject to stringent regulations. Contact us for expert advice tailored to your specific situation.

Tree Reports and Why They're Needed:

Tree reports provide vital information about a tree’s health, stability, and potential risks. They are essential for planning applications, property transactions, and risk assessments.

Our experienced arborists conduct thorough tree assessments and provide detailed reports, ensuring you have the information needed for informed decisions.

Tree Surveys and Why Use Greenscapes:

A tree survey assesses the condition, health, and risks associated with trees on a property. It’s crucial for development projects, property transactions, and land management.

Our skilled team conducts comprehensive tree surveys, employing the latest technology to provide accurate and reliable information tailored to your needs.

The trimming of a tree to remove weaknesses and irregularities which may lead to problems. The formative pruning operation is aimed at reducing the potential for future weaknesses or problems within the tree’s crown.

Diseased Trees and How to Notice Them:

Look for symptoms such as discoloured leaves, cankers, and unusual growth patterns. Early detection is key; consult our arborists for professional advice.

We provide disease diagnosis, treatment plans, and if necessary, safe and controlled tree removal to prevent further spread.

Do You Need Permission to Cut Your Tree:

It depends on factors such as Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Area regulations, and the specific circumstances. Our team can guide you through the necessary permissions.

We navigate the complex permissions process on your behalf, ensuring compliance with regulations and a smooth tree surgery experience.

When is Nesting Season:

Nesting season typically runs from March to August. During this period, tree work may be restricted to protect nesting birds. We plan our services to adhere to nesting season regulations.

We schedule tree work outside the nesting season where possible. If work is essential during this time, we conduct thorough bird surveys and take necessary precautions to minimise disturbance.

How Do I Apply for Permission to Cut My Tree:

The process varies based on factors like TPOs and Conservation Area regulations. Our team assists in preparing and submitting applications, ensuring a streamlined process.

Yes, we offer comprehensive assistance, from preparing documentation to liaising with local authorities, ensuring a stress-free permission application experience.

What is the Best Time of Year to Have Tree Work Done:

Winter is often ideal, as trees are dormant, reducing stress and minimizing the impact on nesting birds.

Yes, we provide year-round tree services, tailoring our approach based on seasonal considerations to ensure optimal results.

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