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

"Recently employed services of Bawden Tree Care to remove a very large yew tree and two smaller trees. Excellent service from start to finish. Very professional, kept me informed throughout and tidied up after removal leaving minimal mess."

- Salisbury, Wiltshire

" Fantastic from the first phone call, to meeting on site, to execution - very happy with the professional manner in which the work was completed, and excellent levels of communication. Thanks! "

- Shrewton, Salisbury, Wiltshire


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