Planning and Development
We specialise in providing tree surveys to British Standard “Trees in relation to construction-Recommendations” BS5837:2012 which is an important requirement when submitting planning applications where trees are at risk regardless of their protected status.
These surveys are carefully prepared with consultation with the client and architects to provide an application which works for all and provides for a successful outcome to maximise your scheme whilst satisfying the Local Planning Authority.
Tree Hazard Management
Tree hazard management is an important consideration and the tree owner has a general duty of care to ensure that people or property do not come to harm from poorly managed trees. Our qualified staff provide a service to inspect trees and formulate a management schedule to establish acceptable levels of risk and to shift the burden of responsibility from the tree owner to us as the advising experts.
Woodland management plans
The pressures on woodlands today are immense and where there is lack of management woodlands can decline and become stagnant. We can provide advice through woodland management plans to produce a sustainable woodland which can also provide opportunities for enhanced biodiversity as well as commercial opportunities. Where felling licences are needed we can act as agents and submit applications for licences to the Forestry Commission and apply for woodland grants where applicable.
Our woodland design plans can fit in with your needs to produce an excellent resource and add value to your property.
Subsidence Related Tree Surveys
Generally, older properties located on clay soils in close proximity to established trees can be at risk from subsidence due to soil shrinkage as moisture is extracted by tree roots but often the problem can be eliminated by appropriate management. We can provide advice and a management plans where appropriate, which can be used where mortgage providers need solutions or surveys regarding the risk of subsidence.
Tree Preservation Services
Local Authorities have the power under the “Countryside and Rights of Way Act” to create Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) which may cover single trees, groups of threes and woodlands. Where permission is required work on trees we provide a comprehensive service to submit formal applications to the local authority and provide advice where needed. This also applies to trees located within conservation areas.