Tree safety legislation and developing your policy


27 delegates from 17 gardens shared their experiences and learnt from the experiences of RBG Kew, the National Trust and English Heritage in particular. Trees safety legal requirements, managing inspection records and methods of mapping and recording were considered. Delegates brought garden plans and maps and were guided in developing tree usage zones, inspection procedures and policy documents.

National Trust Tree Safety guidance

National Trust Tree Safety guidance

The Trust owns around 250,000 hectares of land in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and cares for millions of trees. These are highly valued for their natural beauty, the wildlife they support, and their importance in the landscape.


Tree Management Policy for English Heritage Properties

Tree Management Policy for English Heritage Properties

Next to buildings, trees are usually the largest and most prominent feature in any landscape – rural or urban. This document sets out the policy for tree management on English Heritage properties.