Approximately three quarters of the UK's bat population roost in trees. These trees provide shelter for the bats and a varied species of insects for the bats to feed on - providing the perfect environment for them to live, hibernate and reproduce.
All bat species, their habitats and their resting places are protected by European Law. In short, you can not cut down, prune or do anything to your trees if they are, or if you in fact even suspect they are, inhabited by bats. Any trees that need to be felled, pruned or need any type of tree surgery should have a bat survey carried out if there is any possibility that bats may be using them as roosts.
The tree plays a very important part in an ecosystem and provides a variety of habitats for a vast range of wildlife species. Please contact us today at Clear Cut Trees for a free survey, quote and detailed advice on how to deal with bats and your trees.
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