Forestry workers and tree surgeons at risk
The article goes on to talk about the risk it poses in terms of safety to tree surgeons and those attempting to climb trees to fell them, with some being badly injured by falling branches and trees whilst felling them. It has been advised for works to use machinery to take down the trees, where possible, rather than put themselves at risk. To read this article in full, click here.
Ash dieback is a fungal infection that is set to wipe out 80% of ash trees in the UK. If you come across a tree with ash dieback, we advise you to tell the landowner about it and if its on your land, take responsibility for it and cut it down as soon as possible, to prevent spread. It is also worth reminding landowners that trees on their land are their responsibility and maintaining them and keeping the environment safe for the public is a landowner's duty.
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