Trees, woodland and forestry

Protected species

Trees can provide an important habitat for many other species. Larger mature trees especially may support bat roosts or be used by nesting birds. Before undertaking any tree works, consideration must be given to the impact of the activity on protected species.

It is against the law to disturb or harm any protected species including:

  • Roosting bats
  • Breeding or nesting birds
  • Squirrels

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