What is a tree felling licence?
Issued by the Forestry Commission, a tree felling licence is required when projects demand that trees need be cut down and removed within a designated area.
A tree felling licence ensures that health and safety measures are being followed, and that Arborists are trained efficiently in the removal and cutting down of trees.
The removal of trees may be required in a number of scenarios, including the construction and building of property, and removing trees for safety purposes.
A tree felling licence also maintains and helps to protect Britain's trees and woodland, ensuring that illegal removal of tree activity is prosecuted.
What is an arborist?
The job of an Arborist, also known as a Tree Surgeon is to prune, hedge and remove trees. As well as the removal of trees, they may also be responsible for keeping trees healthy, planting trees and landscaping.
Being an Arborist would suit an individual who enjoys an outdoor life, you need to be prepared to work outdoors in all conditions, including extreme weather conditions.
Those looking to develop a career as an Arborist are advised to complete the Tree Felling Course in which they will learn the various techniques required to maintain and detach trees, including how to operate chainsaws and the safe use of a Powered Pole Pruner.
How to apply for a tree felling licence
You can apply for a Tree Felling Licence via the Official UK Government Website.
Anyone can apply for a felling licence, but the licence must be issued in the name of the owner or lessee of the property.