Arboriculture focuses on the management and maintenance of individual trees. Trees are an important asset that need to be managed in order to improve safety and enhance the value of land as well as improve the overall appearance of a site. You will already be aware of the positive contribution that trees make to the wider landscape, whether visually, ecologically, culturally, financially or a combination of all these elements.
Trees provide an important amenity value and our advisory service is designed to offer professional guidance on how to manage and preserve the landscape and environment in which we all live and work. We provide innovative solutions to both simple and complex issues in this area.
To find out more, contact one of the Arboriculture team detailed below.
Trees & Development
Trees are fully recognised as a material consideration within the planning process. Most local planning authorities will include a statement within the Local Plan acknowledging the importance of trees in the wider environment. Veteran trees are protected by national planning policy. The increased protection for trees in the Environment Act will undoubtedly increase the importance of trees in the development process.
Development proposals will need to demonstrate that trees have been fully considered and had an influence on the design process. Detailed guidance on this process is provided within BS5837 (2012): ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – recommendations’. Planning authorities will expect to see that professional advice has been obtained for the management of trees on a development site, and that this advice is in compliance with the guidelines provided in BS5837.
Our professional team will ensure that you meet the requirements of the local authority, and our full range of services can support you through all stages of your planning application.
Our services include:
- Tree Reports
- Tree Constraints Plans
- Arboricultural Impact Assessment
- Arboricultural Method Statements
- Arboricultural Clerk of Works
- Tree Collection Management
- Tree Surgery and Removal
- Trees and the Law
Tree Risk Survey & Management Advice
Arboriculture focuses on the management and maintenance of individual trees. Trees are an important asset that need to be managed in order to improve safety and enhance the value of land as well as improve the overall appearance of a site.
Any person or organisation that own land or property has a duty of care to take all reasonably practicable precautions to ensure the safety of those on their land. Our team of fully qualified Surveyors can help reduce any risk by providing a wide range of tree safety services, from a basic inspection and summary report to a full tree risk management policy that provides an auditable trail and detail on long-term management of hazardous trees.
We can also provide advice on the management of pest and diseases, including Ash dieback, and work closely with industry organisations and governing bodies advising and developing policy and guidance.
- Tree Risk Management Surveys
- Pests and Diseases, including Ash Dieback Advice and Management
- Defensible Tree Management Strategies
- Site Monitoring
Tree care operations should always be carried out by qualified Arborists. As an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, our team can assure a high-quality arboriculture service. We are able to offer a flexible tree care service tailored to the challenges posed by each individual tree. This may extend to felling the whole tree if it is dangerous, diseased or has outgrown its location. If your tree is within a Conservation Area or the subject of a Tree Preservation Order, our team are able to consult with the local authority on your behalf to obtain the necessary approval.
All tree works are carried out to British Standard BS3998 and conducted in accordance with the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and practices detailed in the HSE document AFAG 401.
- Felling Operations
- Controlled Whole Tree Dismantle Operations
- Stump Grinding Operations
- Crown Reductions/Reshaping
- Selective Pruning
- Site Monitoring
Click here for further information on our Tree Surgery services.
Ash Dieback Advice & Management
Click here to access our management advice on Ash Dieback.
The following are an example of the Arboriculture projects we have completed for our clients.
Get in touch with one of the Arboriculture Team to discuss your needs.
The following are news and information items from the Arboriculture team.
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