Fourty-four years since BS 3998:2010 Tree Work - Recommendations first showed its face, the standard has been reviewed to consider the many advances in terms of arboricultural practices and understanding.

What is BS 3998:2010?

The standard was first produced in 1966, and was then revised in 1989. It gives general recommendations for various types of tree work and provides guidance on management options for established trees and overgrown hedges; some shrubs could also be considered, as they can have similar characteristics to trees. Whilst the standard does not give guidance on undertaking arboricultural surveys, it does consider the impact of work on an individual tree in relation to neighbouring trees.

The Updated Standard

BS 3998:2010 has been fully updated and expanded to incorporate changes in the law and working practices concerning established trees, especially in regards to:
- The safety of people and property.
- Decision-making criteria.
- Wildlife and habitats.
- Veteran trees.
Bawden Tree Care complete all tree surgery in accordance with the recommendations and standards set out within BS 3998:2010 where possible.

Our testimonials

"Very friendly, approachable and helpful. - from first enquiry to the end of the job, the service was excellent."

- Durrington, Salisbury

Your team completed a job for my Mum in Shrewton last week.

I got photo updates from her daily, it looked truly epic & all too easy to forget how huge those two trees were, I certainly never managed to climb them as a child!

All in all - please can you pass on our sincere thanks to the team for looking after Mum and doing such an outstanding job. Not easy with the scale of the challenge and having to shut the road etc. & the guys on site were exemplary.

Always a pleasure to say thanks for a job well done ?? Bravo to you all.

- Shrewton, Wiltshire


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