Anyone can set up in business and call themselves a tree surgeon or arboricultural contractor.
Certain trees and hedgerows are protected by law and must not be removed without permission.
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Information and guidance on grass cutting, tree services and hedges
The council undertakes hedge cutting on its amenity and town centre hedges between September 30 and March 1, unless requested where a hedge is seen to pose a Health & Safety risk.
Street Scene Grounds Maintenance teams are responsible for maintaining all adopted green areas within the highways, parks, open spaces and hedges that are the responsibility of the Council. The teams plant and maintain floral decorations, are responsible for Council Sports facilities and provide treatments to areas that require weed control.
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