TREE SURVEYS - BS5837:2012


Planning authorities require information relating to all trees in proximity to proposed developments.  This ensures that applicants seeking planning permission have considered the impact of development on existing trees and woodlands, and have identified opportunities for planting and management of new trees and woodlands.

This assessment needs to be undertaken by a suitably qualified arboricultural consultant in accordance with BS5837:2012 (Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction) and should include the following steps:

 Topographical Survey
 Tree Survey
 Tree Categorisation
 Tree Constraints Plan

A BS5837:2012 tree report enables architects and planners to design development schemes around existing tree constraints early on in the process, to reduce the chance of objection to the application from the Local Authority Tree Officer.

We have the skills and expertise to carry out all aspects of the BS5837:2012 tree report.  Our land surveyor uses "state of the art" trimble equipment to pinpoint the location and canopy of the tree, and then our arboricultural expert categorises and assesses each tree and suggests any mitigation measures required.

The report can be provided in hard copy or as a dwg CAD file if required.


For more information on our Tree Survey Service please contact Dr Ben Lennon on 01343 610839 / 07717 227682.

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