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E-Planning

By Chris Simpson | February 12, 2011

For all those tree surgeons who have to quote for work on protected trees (TPOs & Conservation Areas), or have to advise owners of protected trees; be aware of the “eplanning” web-site. This site makes it quick and easy to submitted “Tree Work Applications”. Applies to all Scottish Local Authorities…

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New Tree Work Training Programme

By Chris Simpson | February 12, 2011

To view the new training dates for 2011, please go to our training courses page.

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ITS gain MEWI status

By Chris Simpson | January 28, 2011

ITS is now a member of the Expert Witness Institute. We are delighted to have our high standard of report writing recognised by the institute. ITS has produced successful reports for both persuer and defendant in several civil actions.

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New BS 3998!!

By Chris Simpson | January 13, 2011

BS 3998 was revised as of 1st Jan 2011. The new document from the British standards institute (BSI) replaces the old BS3998 first published in 1989. Clearly arboriculture has marched on since 1989 and the new document embraces new techniques and approaches to tree management; veteran tree management, new cable…

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New Tree Disease Found In Scotland

By admin | December 4, 2010

Phytophthora lateralis has been found for the first time in Britain on a Lawson’s Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) tree at Balloch Castle Country Park on the banks of Loch Lomond. Forestry Commission scientists identified the pathogen. They are testing samples from the other 80 Lawson’s cypress trees in the park showing…

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Training Funding available in Scotland Skills Development

By admin | December 4, 2010

Scotland writes “Give your business a training boost with Flexible Training Opportunities from Skills Development Scotland. The benefits of training are invaluable, for both businesses and employees – and we can now make it more affordable by meeting you halfway. We’ll refund 50% of the cost of up to 10…

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Testimonials

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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