Dealing with dangerous trees

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This tree was starting to uproot it self in a mobile home park, we were called out to see if it was safe, the park owner was concerned that it had started to lean and was wobbling in the subsiding winds, DTS attended the scene quickly, and it was in my professional opinion that the root system was compromised by a fungal disease, and the tree was in imminent danger of falling, several residents were evacuated from their mobile home as it would have cut them in two, the area was cordoned off for safety, we arrived the next day to remove the tree with a mobile elevated work platform, the tree was to dangerous to climb and dismantle as it was starting to lean more and more.

By the end of the day the tree was safely felled to ground level and the waste was removed.


  • 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.

  • How do I get permission to trim a tree with a TPO?

    You will normally need to contact your local planning authority (LPA) before
    any work can be carried out on protected trees. The LPA is usually the
    council to which you pay your Council Tax, but where the tree(s) are in the
    Broads Authority area or a National Park you should consult the relevant

  • Can you cut overhanging branches of a tree with a TPO?

    You may need to make a ‘works to trees’ application if they’re protected by a
    ‘tree preservation order’ (TPO) or you live in a conservation area. Work can
    include trimming, topping, uprooting or lopping branches.
    All kinds of trees may be covered by a TPO, including mature trees as well as
    saplings and low-growing species. Shrubs and formal hedgerows cannot be
    covered by a TPO. The order can cover anything from a single tree to

  • What happens if you chop down a tree with a TPO?

    If trees which are protected under a Tree Preservation Order are cut down,
    pruned or felled without consent, and without evidence of them being
    dangerous, a criminal offence has been committed, which can result in an
    unlimited fine being issued by the courts.

  • How do you check whether a tree has a TPO?

    Some local authorities have maps you can check to see if a tree or wood has a
    TPO or is in a Conservation Area. If no map or list is available, or if there
    is any doubt, speak to your local authority’s tree officer or equivalent.


The video on the right is an example of a problem conifer tree that required urgent attention.

With over 25 years experience we were on site very quickly to resolve the issue.


We were contacted by a letting agency who had explained that other companies / contractors had not wanted to take the job on.

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