The strategy contained in this document is designed to be of interest and practical use to a wide variety of people.
It is hoped that interested residents of the Borough will be able to use the strategy to aid them in the care of their own trees and to encourage interest in the reasons and methods by which the Council maintains Council owned trees on behalf of all residents.
The strategy is for reference for elected members to aid them in their work representing the people of the Borough.
It is for the use and guidance of professionals involved in development, building surveying, provision of statutory and other services and any others whose work may from time to time have direct or indirect effects upon the trees within our Borough whether they are employed in the private sector or within the Local Authority itself.
Finally, it is designed for the tree surgeons working on the trees within the Borough to encourage good quality work to the highest standards of the arboricultural profession.