The University of Bristol has an extensive and diverse tree collection, these are a major influence on the landscape of both the University and the City of Bristol.
Maintenance of the tree stock is undertaken by Gardens and Grounds, a database containing detailed information on more than 5000 trees within the University of Bristol Estate is used to manage the tree stock, schedule inspections and plan arboricultural work.
Tree surveys are undertaken on a cyclical basis to ensure that the health of the trees is monitored and any potential safety issues are identified at an early stage. Priority for arboricultural work is given to trees that pose a health & safety risk.
Gardens and Grounds have produced a document entitled 'Tree Management Approach and Policy', which outlines the University approach to managing its tree stock, including survey methods, maintenance plans, new tree selection, planting, aftercare, emergency work and waste management.