An arborist, tree surgeon, or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is a professional in the practice of arboriculture, which is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants in dendrology and horticulture. Arborists generally focus on the health and safety of individual plants and trees, rather than managing forests (the domains of forestry and silviculture) or harvesting wood.
TPO and Conservation Applications including planning liaison with Tree Officers A tree survey provides useful information on the trees and vegetation on a site so that informed decisions can be made on what to do with them. They also help ensure that protected trees are not cut down accidentally, in breach of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
All land owners have a ‘Duty of Care’ to maintain trees in a safe condition; we are able to do this complying to set guidelines. Due to the challenging and sometimes dangerous nature of the business we only work with the highest trained craftsmen who are fully equipped, qualified specialists with full insurances and excellent health & safety practices.
A tree survey or surveying of multiple trees can help to assess which trees may need to be removed or reduced to facilitate development, groundworks, installations of utilities, services and infrastructure. Surveying of trees prior to development or other works can also help to identify veteran trees or trees of ecological, historical or aesthetic value, which could be retained for landscaping (proposed amenity value) post development.
We can offer all of this and more by carrying out on site tree surveys (recommending any works deemed necessary) and helping you through all the necessary applications required for any trees that are subject to legislation such as Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs).We carry out all works to the highest possible standards using the most up to date techniques and machinery. The teams we use are highly skilled and take pride in their work and are all NPTC qualified to ensure professionalism and customer satisfaction. We can provide detailed risk assessments, method statements, work at height permits and we can send copies of Health and Safety policies upon request.