We work to find a balance between development and the protection of trees. Using various surveys and assessments, we provide expert advice to avoid any possible damage to any trees on a development site.

Planning authorities expect developers to demonstrate, within their development proposal, ways in which they will consider existing trees. This should be completed at the pre-design stage and consulted throughout the development process.

We offer the following surveys and plans throughout the development process:

  • Topographical Surveys: These are surveys used to create maps of the area. They show its physical features and height.
  • Constraints Plan: This site plan shows possible tree-related constraints to development such as shading, obstruction, etc.
  • Tree Potection Plan: This plan evaluates and records the condition of all existing trees. It helps to reduce the risk of any tree damage.
  • Arboricultural Impact Assessment: This is for assessing the potential impact of a development project on trees within the area.
  • Tree Protection Specification: This shows the measures needed to ensure the long-term safety and well-being of the retained trees.
  • Internal Decay Detection: A test that is carried out when internal wood decay is suspected.
  • Arboricultural Method Statement: This statement provides thorough details about the execution of the development process. For example, how to carry out construction works close to trees without causing damage.
  • Arboricultural Monitoring Program: The arboricultural monitoring program is essential to assess the impacts of tree planting campaigns and management programs.
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Once finalised, we provide a detailed arboricultural impact assessment and tree protection specification to accompany your planning submission.

View our services and consult with us on any aspect of arboriculture for your development design and planning.

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