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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Tree work is dangerous


  • If you have to get onto a ladder to carry out the work, the tree is too large for you to prune.
  • If the branch is over 2" in diameter, you are advised not to attempt to carry out the work.
  • Never work on trees in close proximity to power lines.
  • Never use a chainsaw.
  • Never attempt to carry out work on storm damaged, decaying or dangerous trees.
  • The elements of height, fall and use of cutting tools make any tree work potentially hazardous and there are many areas of tree work which require professional tree contractors.
  • Finally - Know you limitations and the limitations of your equipment.
  • You are always advised to employ a competent, experienced / qualified, fully insured arboriculturalist / tree contractor.