Advice for tree owners
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- The contractors included on the list have demonstrated/indicated an ability to work to British Standard 3998 for tree work.
- All tree contractors have completed NPTC training
- Majority are qualified in Arboriculture or related subject
- Some hold a Quantified Tree Risk Assessment Licence/Professional Visual Tree Assessment
- Inclusion on the list does not give any contractor the right to claim formal recommendation from the local authority.
- When you employ a tree contractor you are the client, not the local authority.
- The local authority cannot be held responsible/liable for any dispute which may arise between you as the client and the contractor.
- All tree contractors should have a minimum of third party liability insurance cover appropriate for the services they offer.
- Inclusion on the list of contractors is not proof that any contractor is adequately insured.
- You must always check with the local authority to ascertain whether trees on your land are protected.
- Any application for tree work on protected trees must be submitted to the council.
- An arboricultural consultant may not undertake tree work he/she will provide a schedule and specification for tree work and may supervise tree contracts if required.
- For insurance/mortgage purposes you may be required to have trees in you ownership inspected in which case an arboricultural consultant would give advice and a written report which should be retained as proof as having had your trees inspected.
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