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Free HSE Risk Assessment formats and tools for 2014

By Chris Simpson | January 9, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has developed risk assessment templates. While these are aimed at “low risk” occupations the format may prove to be a good starting point for arborists who are looking to get started on having the correct paperwork in place. Visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/assessment.htm?ebul=gd-treework&cr=06/dec-13 and see what you think.…

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Forestry Commission Research Contract 2014

By Chris Simpson | December 10, 2013

The FC are looking for Arboricultural contractors to undertake core sampling of urban trees – to determine growth rates. The work can be tendered for at: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-7nrlsa

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Tree inspection training – October 2013

By Chris Simpson | September 17, 2013

ITS Ltd are delighted to confirm that we are running confirmed inspection courses during October; at Daldowie near Glasgow. There are a few places left that are now offered at a discounted rate: Professional Tree Inspection – 14th – 16th October – normally £275, now only £225. Basic Tree Survey…

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New “Assisted Felling” course

By Chris Simpson | September 17, 2013

ITS Ltd are delighted to be the first in Scotland to bring you the new NPTC 303 unit “Carry out assisted fell operations”. We have scheduled a number of these courses at a special introductory price of only £245/candidate. Dates are: 25th November 2013 26th November 2013 27th January 2014…

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ITS Ltd 2014 training programme

By Chris Simpson | September 17, 2013

ITS are pleased to bring you our scheduled training programme up to June 2014. For details visit our “downloads” page, training page or click on the link below: ITS Ltd 2014 Training Programme Regards, Chris

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Latest TPO legislation guidance for England

By Chris Simpson | September 6, 2013

With the recent withdrawal of the “Blue Book” in mind, current guidance (on the application of TPOs and Conservation Areas) in England and Wales can now be viewed at: http://planningguidance.planningportal.gov.uk/blog/guidance/tree-preservation-orders/what-is-a-tree-preservation-order/” Regards, Chris.

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Lastest FC “Charala” update

By Chris Simpson | August 8, 2013

Please refer to our “Information” – “Downloads” page for the FC’s latest Ash Die-back update. Regards, Chris.

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Help for heroes: Climb-a-mile event 10th August 2013

By Chris Simpson | July 10, 2013

The Scottish Branch of the Arb Association have a “Climb-a-mile” event scheduled for Saturday the 10th August 2013 at The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. This event brings volunteer climbers together to climb one mile and raise funds for the “Help for Heroes charity. The last event raised £2000 and this…

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BS8545 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape – Recommendations.

By Chris Simpson | July 10, 2013

A draft BS 8545 document has been released for consultation. If interested in the content and/or wishing to comment on the content pleas refer to our our “information – downloads” page. Regards, Chris.

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Petzl Zigzag recall

By Chris Simpson | April 30, 2013

If using, or planning to use, the new Petzl Zig-Zag mechanical friction devise please visit the following link. The product has been recalled do to recent accidents/product failures. http://www.petzl.com/en/pro/news/safety-information/2013/04/22/safety-alert-stop-use-petzl-zigzag-mechanical-prusik Regards, Chris Simpson

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High Hedges (Scotland) Bill 2013

By Chris Simpson | April 1, 2013

At long last Scotland, as of the 28th March 2013, has legislation empowering Local Authorities to enforce control over nuisance hedge owners. The Local Government and Regeneration Committee of the Scottish government wrote: “the Scottish Parliament enacted the High Hedges (Scotland) Bill today, Thursday 28 March 2013. One final amendment…

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Trees Under Threat – AASB Seminar 28th March 2013

By Chris Simpson | March 7, 2013

The Scottish Branch of the Arboricultural Association (AASB) have stimulating seminar scheduled for the 28th March at Dundee. I strongly recommend attending any of the AASB’s events as they are always very informative. Please refer to our “Downloads” page for details and the booking form. Regards, Chris.

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The developer needing a BS5837 Survey:

"Informed Tree Services provided an expert service which was quick, helpful and good value for money. The tree survey and reports produced enabled me to effectively manage my development and protect valued trees, ensuring my planning application gained approval from the forestry officer. I will definitely be using Informed Tree Service again for my next project." Iain Mackey

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The large landowner/manager requiring tree safety inspections:

"Chris Simpson tendered for a 3 year contract for tree inspections within Tay Forest District in 2012. His submission was very professional and extremely competitive, which ensured that he got the work. From the very start Chris approached this with a refreshingly professional attitude, making sure that he fully understood all of the clients’ needs, whilst also suggesting ways in which the data could better be recorded and submitted. " Hamish Murray

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The concerned private tree owner:

"I commissioned a complete survey of all the trees in the garden. Chris spent a morning , carefully mapping and assessing all the 8 listed & tagged trees before preparing a major report, to be submitted to the East Lothian Council for permission to fell or trim back as necessary, in order to meet my duty of care. He completed a full Visual Tree Assessment from ground level, then a Picus Tomograph of the badly damaged old beech, in order to gauge its health and prospects. The resulting Report also indicated all the remedial work required." Fiona E.Tennick

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