This Best Practice Guide is for town and parish councillors and clerks who as part of their role or duties need to understand the practicalities of a tree management policy.

  • The guide is not a policy but aims to provide a practical overview of what such policies should contain and the work involved in their implementation
  • This guide may also be of benefit to residents who wish to understand what lies behind the council's policy


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Recording and risk management

Tree inspections

Maintenance and management

Tree preservation orders and conservation areas

Policy and publication


This guide is indicative and is not definitive as the scale of operations and risk assessments may and will vary from council to council.


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