The trees in Dorset can be divided into four categories with different levels of risk and maintenance associated with them:
Highway trees can provide effective visual screening, as well as enhancing the quality of the streetscape. They may also provide screening from road noise and help to improve air quality.
Open Space Trees
Park and open space trees are of great importance in large towns, and less important in small towns. Open space trees are typically varied and benefit the landscape as well as improving the Quality of Life for residents.
Countryside Site Trees
These are trees found within the borough’s woodlands, copses and countryside sites including Local Nature Reserves.
These grow on privately owned land and include trees protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) or within Conservation Areas.
Tree Preservation Orders
Trees may be protected by tree preservation orders (TPOs) or other legal procedures to make sure that they are not lost or damaged needlessly. TPOs prohibit the cutting down, uprooting, topping, lopping, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees without the local authority’s consent. Trees that are exempt from TPOs are those that are dead, dying, diseased or dangerous.
Ancient Trees in Dorset
There are ancient trees all around Dorset. Surprisingly not all of them are in rural settings – there are plenty in the county that are in urban areas, from a 1950s housing estate to the Castlepoint shopping centre in Bournemouth.
Hawes Arborists in Dorset
We provide a full tree surgery service to Dorset. Including:
- Crown Reduction
- Pruning (fruit trees and shrubs)
- Tree Surveys
- Tree Houses, Zip Wires and Rope Swings