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Employing a contractor for veteran tree work

In this section you will find interim guidance for tree owners and managers wanting to employ a suitable contractor to undertake veteran tree management.

Considerations before undertaking management

Before employing a contractor, it is recommended that tree owners and managers read our Guidance on managing ancient and other veteran trees. This document looks at why veteran tree owners and managers may need to manage their veteran trees, provides guidance on appropriate management, methods which can help minimise the negative impacts of management, and directs readers to additional sources of information which may be of assistance.

Employing a contractor

If, having read the above guidance, it is concluded that management needs to be undertaken, there are two further documents which give guidance on employing a suitable contractor:

Employing a suitable contractor to undertake veteran tree management version 1:
Guidance for tree owners and managers with limited knowledge of arboriculture has been prepared for those who own or are responsible for a limited number of veteran trees and have little knowledge of arboriculture.

Employing a suitable contractor to undertake veteran tree management version 2:
Guidance for tree owners and managers with technical arboricultural knowledge is for those who already have some arboricultural knowledge.

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