Trees grow throughout their lives and need more living space as time goes by. Under natural conditions competition results in some trees, which may become suppressed and the weakened trees may eventually die.
As managers we seek to influence the composition of the woodland by removing trees competing with those which we favour. In this way we can enhance the timber quality and promote the best conservation and amenity trees. Trees can also be selected for wildlife value.
Trees can be vital to the general character of an area and can be at the heart of a particular historic or architectural interest in a site. They obviously require management over time and ultimately replacement.
Removing a tree is unlikely to require planning permission, but there is direct control over trees in conservation areas and over those subject to tree preservation orders. The fact that a development proposal will require changes to trees can be a material consideration in whether to give permission for those works.
Our expert team can advise on all aspects of woodland management and help with any paperwork necessary should any trees need to be removed from conservation areas.