trees on site

Trees within and overhanging the site

Hazards can come from above and below when it comes to trees, posing a risk to health and safety as well as having the potential to cause significant property damage.

Roots can break through all sorts of ground surfaces, leading to costly repair work and, in the meantime, tripping up people or damaging property sitting above or that is moved over it, including vehicles. Falling leaves block drains and gutters, causing water damage, and make outdoor walkways slippery so that pedestrians are more likely to fall.

During strong winds, there is a risk of branches breaking off, as well as damaged or diseased trees coming down, and falling onto people, vehicles or roofs.

Get the trees within your site inspected on a regular basis by a suitable and competent aboriculturalist and try to gain support and coordinate with your neighbours.

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