Brrrrr. Thank Goodness Winter is over.

After last year, we’d be lucky if we’ve had the last of the snow, but let’s look on the bright side – the days are getting longer again at least! As spring brings in the new life, we bring in the new laugh with your quarterly news update.

 

Put a Spring in your Step with our Awesome New Radio Jingle!

Furlonger Tree Services can now be found on Heart Radio on 102.7FM! We’ve got a fantastic jingle that really will get you bouncing along throughout spring! Go and listen to it on our website at www.furlongertreeservices.co.uk, but be careful it’s very, very catchy!

Tree Hee Hee

What kind of tree hasdifferent shaped leaves?

Geome-tree!

What tree is warmest in winter?

A fur tree!

How do you get down from a tree?

You don’t. Down comes from ducks!

Don’t PTO on your TPO!!!

Not everyone knows this, but many Trees are protected by law and have restrictions on what work (if any) can be carried out on them. Your trees may be in a conservation area or be covered by a TPO – a Tree Preservation Order…but what does this mean to you if you want to manage your trees?

Trees in a Conservation Area All trees in a Conservation Area, with a diameter of 75mm (3’’) or greater measured at 1.5 metres (5’) above ground level, are protected.

In Conservation Areas you have to give your local planning authority six weeks’ notice, in writing, before carrying out work on trees, this is known as a section 211 notice. Your

section 211 notice does not have to be in any particular format but must describe the work proposed and include sufficient information to clearly identify the trees.

If the local planning authority fails to make a TPO within 6 weeks or fails to inform you of their decision within 6 weeks, then you can carry out your intended works.

What is a Tree Preservation Order?

A Tree Preservation Order is an order made by a local planning authority in England to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands in the interests of amenity.

‘Amenity’ basically means a nice, publically visible specimen tree, or group of trees that provide value to the public or local environment.

TPOs can be made on any type of tree but not on shrubs or hedges. It can cover an individual tree, a group of trees, an area of trees or woodland.

A TPO prohibits the cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, willful damage or willful destruction of trees without the local planning authority’s written consent.

You can find out if your trees have a TPO and apply for permission to work on them on your local council website. If consent is given, it can be subject to conditions which have to be followed.

However, the TPO application has become increasingly complex and subject to certain requirements, which if  not met, can lead to lengthy delays and outright rejections.

At Furlonger Tree Services we can take care of the application process for you and are more likely to succeed in permission for works due to our reputation and existing

relationship with local tree officers and our expert knowledge and experience of the application process.

Just ask Tom when he comes to give you a free quote and he will start the process.*

Check out our website for photos and videos www.furlongertreeservices.co.uk

Team News

We’re delighted to welcome Daniel D’ham starting as our new Climber/ Team Leader. Danny joins us with over ten years’ experience and is an excellent addition to the Furlonger Tree Services crew!

What’s better than one Furlonger Team? Two Furlonger Tree Services Teams!

We’re excited to be running two fulltime teams now! Look out for our shiny new van on the roads, as well as the traditional all-green version – whichever turns up you’ll be getting a professional and qualified team!

Speaking of qualifications, David Stent has been on his Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue Course, and will be putting it into practice soon; and our apprentice Nathan is doing his Tree Felling and Climbing Tickets imminently. Good luck gents!

Finally, we’d like to wish Chris Bark and Matt Coates all the best as they move on to fresh pastures…oh, and one more thing – as we mentioned in the last newsletter, you can now find Furlonger Tree Services on both Which? Trusted  Traders and Checkatrade!