Why is a tree survey required?

The profile of trees and development within the planning system has increased significantly in recent years and where trees are present on or adjacent to a site, the submission of detailed arboricultural information, beginning with a tree inspection to BS5837 is now a pre-requisite for the registration of planning applications.

Cheshire Woodlands carries out these surveys on behalf of UES, and we work closely to ensure that each survey is tailored to your individual needs.

Cheshire Woodland’s team of experienced, qualified consultants offer pragmatic, innovative solutions to a wide range of technical problems and their long-term, close working relationships with local authority tree officers ensures that negotiations are completed quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

What does a BS5837 tree survey involve?

An expert surveyor will visit the site and examine each tree following the recommendations of BS5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction. The trees are catalogued and assessed according to a number of features, such as maturity, dimensions and condition. Each tree or group of trees is then plotted on a tree constraints plan, which identifies how trees could affect your development proposal, as well as providing initial advice on how you might optimise your use of the site in relation to trees.

When your planning application is ready for submission, Cheshire Woodlands can provide a supporting arboricultural impact assessment and deal with tree and landscape related condition compliance.

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