Industry Standards

BS3998: 2010 Tree Work – Recommendations

This is a guide produced and published by the British Standards Institute. It is intended for use by arboriculturists, tree surgeons and all others involved with the maintenance of trees. It incorporates the law and working practice concerning established trees, especially with regard to:

  • safety of people and property
  • decision-making criteria for tree work
  • wildlife and habitats
  • veteran trees

It also takes into account underlying issues such as tree longevity, value for local amenity, landscape, biodiversity and heritage.

Arbor Venture Tree Care promotes correct tree care and follows these standards when carrying out your tree work.