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What is it?

We offer expert tree surveys for planning applications, tree condition and assessment of root damage potential. We offer an excellent level of service, professional advice and have years of industry experience. Our expert arbour culturist can assist you whether you are an architect, planner, developer, landscape architect, property owner or anyone that requires a tree survey. We can provide a range of services which are listed below:

Tree Protection Plan

The main reason the local authorities require this for this is to assess whether construction activity is likely to have an unacceptable impact on nearby trees.

Sometimes trees are protected by statutory controls such as Tree Preservation Orders or they are located within Conservation Areas. If any trees on or near your property are protected by statutory controls, and you wish to develop the land adjacent, you will almost certainly require a tree survey. We can advise on this at the time or there is a link below and in the useful links section to research this yourself.

Is my tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order?

Our tree surveys will assess tree quality and assign trees a retention category. Any trees of poor quality, such as those with structural defects or that are dead are recommended for removal. Remaining trees shall be considered for retention based on their quality and assigned a retention category as either A, B or C (A high, B moderate and C low). Each retained tree or group of trees will be plotted on a Tree Constraints Plan (TCP). The rooting area of each tree or group of trees will be plotted to highlight the area which should be left undisturbed by construction activity throughout the development phase; this area is known as the Root Protection Area (RPA). The TCP and the RPA should be used to inform initial site design and layout.

Once the layout or the construction activity of a site is known, how this will impact on the retained trees can be assessed within an Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA). The AIA incorporates the information presented within the TCP to identify which trees will be impacted upon.

A Tree Protection Plan (TPP) must be drawn up showing how the retained trees will be protected throughout the construction phase. The position of protective fencing barriers will be shown on the TPP, together with the location of any ground protection measures. The TPP is incorporated into an Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS), which details how the protective fencing should be constructed. along with details of any other recommended tree protection measures.

Why choose us?

  • Team of fully trained and experienced surveyors, using the latest technology to ensure high precision, reliable and cost effective surveys every time.
  • Nationwide operation with satellite offices around the country, ensuring cost effective pricing and quick efficient services.
  • Over 40 Years Surveying Experience
  • Full Member of The Survey Association (TSA) – Leading industry body.
  • Free no obligation quotations – we are always looking to start and build new relationships. We are happy to quote even if its for comparative purposes against existing suppliers.
  • Professional and Friendly service – where the needs of the client will always come first
  • Flexibility – We will always ensure the clients requirements are met in the time scales they require.
  • Turnkey solution for all your survey needs.

Need a Tree Survey?

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a topographical survey, please submit the form below.