Garden Design and Consultancy

Tree Surveys to BS 5837:2012

The consultancy is able to undertake tree surveys for both developers and private clients.A tree survey is an inspection of all the trees, shrubs and vegetation on the piece of land. This inspection collects a range of information about the trees that conform to British Standard BS5837. This is a guide on how to decide which trees should be retained and what the best way to protect them is when a site is being developed. Tree surveys to British Standard BS5837 are used by planners, builders, architects, engineers and anyone wanting to develop land, or those who are considered with their own care and protection of trees. The tree survey helps to regulate which tree is of historical value or are rare species and which ones should be removed due to fungal decay or other safety reasons. The tree survey will provide guidance on the minimum distance around the tree that should be protected by fencing as well. The British Standard tree survey is used regularly by local authorities and while it does not give specific legal protection, it does have many implications. The tree survey helps authorities evaluate the impact of any proposal on adjacent trees and the impact that it may have on buildings. It is used in most development applications where there are trees involved and is commonly referred to if there is a need for an appeal.
Tree surveys conforming to the British Standard BS5837:2012, with recommendations according to BS3998:2010 Tree Work Recommendations . This is a guide on how to decide which trees should be retained and/or if any are protected under a Tree Preservation Order, then the best method to protect them wh...
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Once planning permission has been approved, the local authority may require a tree survey and an approved Arboricultural Method Statement in order to ensure that trees are not damaged during construction. Various points will need to be covered within the Arboricultural Method Statement such as the p...
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