I was recently talking to a professional contractor who had been invited to tender for tree works by a housing association. The contractor was dismayed at the level of knowledge of those who had prepared the schedule of works. Apart from limited knowledge and understanding of tree species, the specification seemed to have been drawn up with no awareness of BS3998.
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Continuous Professional Development is an important part of the professional ensuring they are up to date with new ideas and thinking within the industry. Attending seminars can be costly, and is often beyond the budget of many, especially those in the public sector, where the generous funds of the recent past are being squeezed. It is therefore especially refreshing to see some of those in the private sector stepping up to the mark.
This is an important year in the world of arboriculture, with BS5837, a document which guides the management and retention of trees within development sites, being updated. In addition, the regulations regarding the administration of Tree Preservation Orders have been updated and amended in one of the most substantial overhauls since the legislation was first introduced in 1947.