The Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system, developed by Mike Ellison at Cheshire Woodlands, applies accepted risk management principles to tree safety management. Development of the QTRA system has moved the language of tree safety management forward but represents a paradigm shift for tree managers in both the public and private sectors.

The Tree Constraints Plan is is used before embarking on a development project. The plan takes into consideration the constraints caused by trees and their roots which divides it into a two part assessment: above ground constraints and below ground constraints.

Identifying the tree population and their condition on your site is very important information.

Planting schemes to accompany planning applications are becoming a vital cog in the whole process to increase your chance of success. Demonstrating advanced landscape planning bolsters the chance of your application’s success.

When designing a planting scheme for a development plan, you need to take into consideration the tree species in the area, the landscape, and the possible natural habitats that can be preserved or created. There are certain factors to consider in the planning of a planting scheme on a development site.

Construction and development cause disruptions that can be harmful to trees, so a Tree Protection Plan (TPP) is vital. A TPP is a plan that highlights the actions taken to protect trees from potential disturbances that may be harmful to them. The TPP also outlines specific requirements to reduce the environmental impact from construction and development, which includes planting or transplanting trees.