Tree Surgeon Sheffield Informs Residents – Now is the Time to Work on your Trees

Sep 21, 2020 Mark

Press Release ( - Sheffield, South Yorkshire - Sep 21, 2020 - Now is the time for tree removal, pruning and crown reduction. Luke, a tree surgeon in Sheffield, informs local residence that now is the period when they are allowed to carry out work on their trees.

Why? In the UK, the birds nesting season is 1st March – 31st July and is part of UK law. Two laws protect the nesting season — wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and The European Habitats Directive 1992/Nesting Birds Directive.

The laws protect both the birds and their eggs.

Both laws carry a hefty fine. The maximum penalty for each offence is a £5000 fine and up to six months imprisonment in the Magistrates court and a £5000 fine and up to two years imprisonment in the Crown Court.

So, if you require trees removing in Sheffield or any other area then now is the time.

However, not only are nesting birds protected but, so are the trees. In the UK, there are three others.

Tree Preservation Order

Local Planning Authorities (LPA) administer and enforce the Orders. These also include National Park Authorities. Their purpose is to protect trees that have significant value within the area. Written consent from the authorities is required before you can work on the trees. It is a criminal offence if you do not. They are often created by the LPA when a tree is under threat from development or unnecessary removal or remedial work.

Conservation Areas

Any tree with a 7.5cm diameter stem at the height of 1.5m in a conservation area requires written permission from the LPA. You must have written permission before you start work. Includes trees that have been planted by yourself.


Restrictive covenants are written agreements between two people. Commonly the builder – homeowner or land purchaser – landowner.

It applies to the building/land but not the person. It still applies long after the original builder/homeowner has moved.

It places restrictions on the removal/alteration of effects within the land/ property, including trees and hedges.

Therefore, you may need to seek permission before carrying out work on trees and hedges.

If you require any further advice, then please do not hesitate to get in contact or Call Elk Grove tree surgeons.

My name is Luke Hammill, and I am a qualified tree surgeon in Sheffield. To get hold of me, please fill in the form on our contact page.

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