Proposed safety guidelines could lead to serious loss of trees, warns Landscape Institute President

Proposed new guidelines could lead to people chopping down or not planting new trees, the Landscape Institute warned.

President Neil Williamson called on the British Standards Institution (BSI) to change their plans for guidance on tree safety and criticised proposals for failing to properly balance the risks and benefits of trees and failing to differentiate between private householders and larger landowners or public bodies

SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Proposed safety guidelines could lead to serious loss of trees, warns Landscape Institute President.

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