Arborists perform an Aerial Tree Inspection to adequately assess the condition of a tree. A defect on a tree may be positioned in an area not visible from ground level or is too high up to accurately assess its likely implication. This is often the case with tall trees, ivy-covered trees, or trees that have dense crowns.

Aboricultural Impact Assessments contain an appraisal of the pre-construction situation on the site.

This includes an assessment of tree quality in accordance with British Standard BS5837:2012, taking into account the trees’ individual arboricultural, landscape and cultural or ecological values and their estimated remaining contribution.

Arboriculture Method Statements are required to accompany planning applications on sites containing trees plan approval on sites containing trees. This document provides step-by-step instructions associated with tree works and tree protection measures required throughout the construction process.



Trees often host legally protected wildlife including, bats and breeding birds.

Development plans display what an area should look like in the future and the process that will be followed to get there. When planning is complete, it needs to be submitted and approved by the local planning authority. Because development can impact surrounding trees, a development plan needs to include best practices and solutions to ensure the safety of trees by including a tree/arborist report.

When trees cannot be fully assessed by visual means and internal wood decay is suspected it is normally prudent to carry out specialist tree decay tests.

Using either the ‘Resistograph’ decay detection drill or Sonic Tomograph we can assess internal wood decay.