We are frequently asked by our clients to undertake tree surveys around development sites to assess the health, safety, & amenity value of existing trees. We then provide arboricultural implications assessments & recommendations for the most effective & least intrusive positioning of buildings, roads, & footpaths as well as a detailed survey of each tree or groups of trees. Trees are digitally plotted on bases & attributes such as diameter at breast height, age, canopy spread, shadows cast, root zone protection area & classifications from A-C according to BS 5837: Trees in relation to Construction (2012) are recorded. We also carry out woodland & areas surveys.
We consult with local authority tree officers to assess their requirements & to locate trees covered by tree preservation orders. We produce method statements for tree protection during construction work where required by the local authority. The site plan is accompanied by an excel spreadsheet that list numbered trees with their attributes. Recommendations are made to retain trees where possible & site layouts can be adjusted accordingly.
Examples of survey plans & site photographs are shown on this page. We are completing the level 4 arboricultural technical certificate qualification & our practice is an associate member of the Arboricultural Association. We can therefore combine our expertise as chartered landscape architects to provide a comprehensive package of services.
St Georges School Proposed Arts Facility, Ascot, Berkshire
(For St Georges School, Ascot)
We carried out comprehensive tree condition surveys on three sites within the school grounds on behalf of the school & the architects working on the redevelopment schemes. The position of the existing tree were critical to the developments both for the potential impact that the schemes might have on the existing trees & also the shadow effect on a proposed arts facility building. Two out of three schemes have now received planning permission while one is still being determined.