A tree surgeon has been fined on the spot of £1,000 for using red diesel in his truck instead of legal fuel. So what is changing? Who will it affect? What are the likely costs? We tried to explain everything to you to help you adapt to the news. Maintaining hedges and trees along a road is part of the farm work, you can't include tree surgery at Tree Lopping Townsville just because it's next to a road, that's not the same thing.
The implication of government guidance is that when engaging in certain commercial arboriculture activities, such as tree management alongside transport infrastructure or in housing estates, schools or cemeteries (to name just a few), arboriculture is not exempt from new legislative changes. If a tree is on the roadside at the front of a domestic property, red would be fine, but if the same tree mentioned were in the back garden of the property, it would need derv. You have to ask why that would be the case, the answer is that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is poorly drafted, the rest of that part is about cutting the roadsides and the part of the trees is directed in a similar way to the trees on the road. Tree Surgeons can indeed use red diesel to confidently undertake their work. Despite the potential legal risks due to fuel taxes, we have listed factors and other considerations that can be taken into account before using red diesel. However, there are numerous legal considerations related to both use and purchasing - check your local laws before obtaining or using red diesel. Above all else, when it comes to tree surgery/lopping in Townsville, safety should be of utmost importance for a professional who understands the risks involved in such services.
Townsville Tree Lopping Services
30 Sunderland St
Garbutt QLD 4814
(07) 4243 4100