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There are strict legal restrictions for nesting bird season tree cutting. To avoid falling foul of the law, it’s important to appointment an experienced and qualified tree surgeon. Experienced Leeds tree surgeons, ICS Tree Services provide a tree cutting service that works with nature and the law.
Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is an offence to destroy or damage a wild bird nest. This includes not only nests in use but also nests under construction. It is also an offence to intentionally kill or injury a bird or chick. The penalties imposed under the Act are for each damaged or destroyed nest. With the potential for up to six months imprisonment, an unlimited fine or both.
The law protects both nests being built and nests in use. The Police have responsibility for enforcing the legislation. In the UK, bird nesting season starts in March and ends in August. Tree maintenance should preferably be undertaken before or after the bird nesting season. Avoid damaging or destroying bird nests or injuring or killing birds and their young, work out of nesting bird season.
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ICS Tree Services provide a nesting bird season tree cutting service that works with nature and the law.