Development Site Tree Surveys, Plans and Supervision
Retained trees can give a new site a feeling of permanence that it takes decades to replace, providing the right trees are retained and properly protected. The Local Planning Authority (LPA) will expect to see the recommendations of BS5837:2005, Trees in Relation to Construction followed. Depending on the site, this may include:
- A Tree Constraints Plan - guiding the developer in preparing the optimal site layout – maximising site potential, while safeguarding high quality trees and avoiding delays and conflict later in the planning process.
- A Tree Protection Plan and Arboricultural Method Statement – demonstrating to the LPA why particular trees have been retained and how they will be protected before, during and after construction.
- An Arboricultural Implications Assessment – where significant tree removal is essential, the implications for the local landscape need to be assessed.
Pre-purchase Environmental reports advise developers of tree/landscape/ecological constraints that may affect a site purchase.
Digital clinometers and laser distance measures are used for consistent accuracy of all dimensions. CAD graphics, with ArborCAD software, is used to ensure clarity on drawings, and to make revisions straightforward.